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MASSACHUSETTS 



Soldiers and Sailors 



Revolutionary War, 



A COMPILATION FROM THE ARCHIVES, 

VREPAKED AND PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 

In accokdance ^VITH Chapter 100, Resolves 
OF 1891. 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Office Square. 

1906. 



Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 

IN THE 

War of the Revolution. 



Note. — All nameB are given exactly as they appear on the original records. The order of 
arrangement of the facts of service in each individual record given is the same, as nearly as pos- 
sible, as the original entries, and is as follows : The name ; the place of residence, if given ; the 
rank ; the kind of document whereon the record appears ; the enlistment and discharge, if 
given; the time of service; remarks. 

A discrepancy will sometimes be noted between the service given and the actual service as 
figured between the dates of enlistment and discharge. The difference is accounted for by the 
practice of including, with service performed, a time allowance for travel on the basis of one 
day for every 20 miles out or home. As the same name may apjiear under various forms, each 
carrying some portion of a record of service, it is necessary in order to obtain the complete 
record, as far as preserved, of any given individual, to examine all the forms under which 
a name is stated to appear in the liecord Index. 



SHA, John, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Robert "Webster's (8th) co., Col. John 
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 8, 1775. 

Shackelford, . [This name also appears under the form of Shackleford.] 

Shackklford, Henry. Matross, Capt. William Pierce's co.. Col. John Crane's 
(Artillery) regt. ; muster rolls for Sept. and Nov., 1778, dated Camp at Provi- 
dence; enlisted Dec. 28, 1776; enlistment, 3 years ; aZso, Capt. Pierce's co.. Col. 
Crane's (also given Col. Harrison's) regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1778, dated 
Providence; also, Capt. Pierce's co.. Col. Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. 
and Feb., 1779, dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for March, 
1779. 

SH-iCKELFORD, " Magg." Matross, Capt. William Pierce's co., Col. John Crane's 
(Artillery) regt. ; muster rolls for Sept. and Nov., 1778, dated Camp at Provi- 
dence; enlisted Dec. 28, 1776; enlistment, 3 years ; aZ.so, Capt. Pierce's co., Col. 
Crane's (also given Col. Harrison's) regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1778, dated 
Providence; aiso, Capt. Pierce's co.. Col. Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. 
and Feb., 1779, dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for March, 
1779. 

Shackfield, . [This name also appears tinder the form of Schacfield.] 

Shackfield, Edward. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. 
Allen Hallet ; engaged Jan. 29, 1779 ; roll made up for advance pay for 1 month, 
dated Boston ; also, Seaman, brigantine " Active," commanded by Capt. Allen 
Hallet; engaged Jtme 4, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 2 mos. 28 
days; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.; also. Seaman, ship "Protector," com- 
manded by Capt. John Foster Williams ; engaged March 7, 1780 ; discharged 
Aug. 17, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 10 days. 

Shackford, . [This name also appears under the form of Shakford.] 



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2 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shackford, John, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Ezra Lunt's co., Col. Moses 
Little's (17th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 17, 1775; 
service, 2 weeks ; a/so, conapanyretuni [probably Oct., 1775] ; age, 19 yrs. ; the 
word " Quebeck " appears after uauie. 

Shackford, Paul. Private, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; marched Jan. 29, 1776; ser- 
vice to Nov. 25, 1776, 9 mos. 28 days; company stationed at Falmouth, Cum- 
berland Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Shackford, Samuel, Wells. Return of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster 
Master for York Co., certified in York Co., Jime 6, 1780; said Shackford 
appears among men mustered to serve for 8 months in defence of eastern 
Massachusetts, agreeable to resolve of March 25, 1780 ; residence. Wells ; also, 
Private, Capt. Daniel Clark's co.. Col. Joseph Prime's regt.; joined May 9, 
1780; discharged Dec. 8, 1780; service, 7 mos. ; enlistment, 8 months ; regiment 
raised in York Co. for defence of eastern Massachusetts. 

Shackford, William, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; also, Capt. Ezra 
Lmit's CO., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 13 weeks ; also, company return [probably Oct., 
1775] ; age, 22 yrs. ; the word " Quebeck " appears after name ; also. Corporal, 
Capt. Moses Nowell's co. ; list of seacoast men stationed at Plum Island near 
Newburyport ; company reported as having passed muster in a return made by 
Jonathan Titcomb, Muster Master, dated Newburyport, July 20, 1776; also, 
Capt. Moses Nowell's (Newburyport) co. ; enlisted July 9, 1776 ; service to 
Nov. 19, 1776, 4 mos. 14 days ; company stationed at Plum Island for defence 
of seacoast. 

Shackleford, Henry. Matross, Capt. William Pierce's co.. Col. John Crane's 
regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1778, dated Providence. 

Shackleford, "Magg." Matross, Capt. William Pierce's co.. Col. John Crane's 
regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1778, dated Providence. 

Shackley, . [This name aLso appears under the form of Shakley, Shockley, 

Shokley.] 

Shackley, Joseph. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Dartmouth 
for service in the Continental Army dm-ing 1780 ; marched July 18, 1780 ; dis- 
chai-ged Jan. 30, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 22 days, travel (220 miles) included. 

Shackley, Joseph. Receipt dated Wells, March 1, 1782, for boimties paid said 
Shackley and others by the Selectmen to serve in the Continental Army for 
the term of 3 yeai's, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also. Private, Capt. 
Ebenezer Smith's (7tli) co.. Col. Micliael Jackson's (8th) regt. ; muster roll for 
April, 1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 21 months 27 days. 

Shackley, Richard, Wells. Private, Capt. Stephen Titcomb's (3d Wells) co. of 
militia. Col. Tristram Jordan's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775 : service, 3 days ; also, Capt. Jesse Domian's co., 
Col. James Scamman's (30th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; 
enlisted May 8, 1775. 

Shacton, Barnabas. Volunteer, on board the armed ship " Deane," commanded 
by Capt. Elisha Hinman ; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Boston, 
Nov. -, 1780; age, 19 yrs.; complexion, black; occupation, mariner; reported 
as belonging to Massachusetts ; also reported a negro. 

Shad, David, Billerica. List of men raised for Continental service from 7th Mid- 
dlesex Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Edward Farmer, dated Feb. 16, 1778; 
residence, Billerica; engaged for town of Billerica; joined Capt. Danforth's 
CO., Col. Nixon's regt. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 



Shad, Jonathan. Company receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, for wages 
for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 1776, iii Capt. Ford's Co., Col. Rober- 
son's (Robiiison's) regt. 

Shad, Lemuel. Private, Capt. John Drury's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; service, 
8 mos. 1 day ; company entered service June 6, 1778, and vi'as discharged Feb. 
10, 1779 ; regiment raised for 8 months and stationed at North river, N. Y. ; 
roll sworn to in Worcester Co. ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for part of 
May and the month of Jmie, 1778; said Shad credited with 26 days service, 
being 3 days to prei)are for camp, 13 days in camp, and 10 days (200 miles) 
travel ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Aug., Sept., Oct., and Dec, 1778. 

Shad, Samuel. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. of guards ; enlisted Oct. 6, 
1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 26 days; company detached from 
militia for service at and about Boston. 

Shaddach, Ezekiel. Capt. Peter Woodbury's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted Oct. 22, 1778; dischai-ged Nov. 9, 1778; service, 19 days, at 
Cambridge. Roll certified at Lancaster. 

Shaddel, David. Private, Capt. Anthony Post's co. of artificers annexed to the 
artillery by order of Gen. Knox; service from April 1, 1778, to May 1, 1778, 
1 mo. 

Shaddock, Abiel. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Anny 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. 
regt., at Springfield, July 2, 1780 ; age, 17 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, 
ruddy ; engaged for town of Andover ; marched to camp July 2, 1780, mider 
command of Capt. Phineas Parker. [See Abel Shallock and Abiel Shattuck.] 

y Shaddock, Cato. Fifer, Capt. Lebbeus Drew's co., Col. William Shepard's (4th) 
regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts; enlistment, during war. 

Shaddock, Ezekiel. Capt. David Jewett's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards ; enlisted Nov. 10, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days, 
guarding troops of convention. Roll certified at Lancaster. 

Shaddock, Job, Groton. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto- 
way, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shaddock, Jonas. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax 
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by 
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

Shaddock, Joseph, Ashfield. Li.st of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shaddock, Thomas. Private, Capt. Nathan Rowlee's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy 
Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Garrison 
at Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776; enlistment to expire 
March 25, 1777; also, (late) Capt. Samuel Flower's co., Col. John Greaton's 
(3d) regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-June, 1780, sworn to at Orangetown ; enlisted 
July 23, 1779 ; enlistment, 9 months ; reported a prisoner of war Feb. 3, 1780. 

Shadduck, Abijah, North Yarmouth. List of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Anny from 1st North Y^armouth co.. Col. Jonathan Mitchell's (2d Cum- 
berland Co.) regt., as returned by Cajjt. John Gray, agreeable to order of Council 
of Nov. 7, 1777 ; residence. North Yarmouth ; engaged for town of North Yar- 
mouth : joinedCapt. Lane's CO., Col. Alden's regt. ; term,3years. [SeeAbijah 
Chadwick.] 



4: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shadduck, Jeffrey, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Wiley's co.. Col. Michael 
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 28, 1777, 
to Sept. 4, 1777 ; residence, Rehoboth ; reported died Sept. 4, 1777. 

Shade, Amos (also given Moses) , Groton. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. 
John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; en- 
listed March 20, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781 ; also, 
muster roll for Sept., 1781, certified at Camp Continental Village ; reported on 
command at Jersey; also, muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, dated 
York Hutts ; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts. 

Shade, Simeon. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Tisdale, at Sprmgfield, 
Aug. 23, 1779; Capt. Lakui's co.. Col. Read's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. : stature, 5 ft. 
2 in.; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Pepperell. [See Simon Shed.] 

Shadoc, Cato, Newburyport. Fifer, Capt. James Cooper's co.. Col. William 
Shepard's regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; also, Capt. 
Lebbeus Drew's co.. Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster rolls for Jime 
/ and July, 1781, dated Phillipsburgh ; enlistment, during war; also, muster roll 

for Aug., 1781; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Continental Village; 
also, muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, and Feb., 1782, dated York 
Hutts. 

Shadock, Cato. Descriptive list of men belonging to Col. William Shepard's (4th) 
y regt. who re-enlisted subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, dated Bud's Highlands, Feb. 

23, 1780; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, black ; hair, black. 

Shadock, Ezekiel, Barre. Private, Capt. Jonathan Sibley'sco., Col. Luke Drury's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 9, 1781 ; marched Aug. 13, 1781 ; arrived at camp 
Aug. 22, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1781 ; service, 3 mos., 23 days, mcludtng 10 
days (200 miles) travel home ; residence, Barre ; engaged for town of Barre ; 
regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shadock, Joseph. Private, Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. John Hobby, 
Col. Henry Jackson's (16th) regt.; payroll for June and July, 1780; joined 
July 20, 1780. 

Shadock, SAiruEL. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy 
Robmson's detachment of Hamijshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison 
at Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777; enlisted Dec. 23, 1776; enlistment to expire 
March 23, 1777 ; reported on command at the block house at the landing. 

Shadock, Thomas. Private, Capt. Samuel Flower's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt. ; 
muster roll for Sept., 1779, sworn to in camp at Bedford ; enlisted July 23, 
1779; also, (late) Capt. Samuel Flower's co.. Col. Greaton's (3d) regt.; mus- 
ter roll for Jan. -June, 1780, sworn to at Oraugetown ; enlistment, 9 months; 
reported a prisoner of war Feb. 3, 1780. 

Shadook, Cato, Newburyport. Fifer, Colonel's co., Col. William Shepard's (4tli) 

j/ regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 

31, 1780; residence, Newbiiryport ; also, same co. and regt.; return made up 

for the year 1780, dated West Point; engaged Jan. 1, 1780; term, during war. 

Shaduck, Nathaniel. Capt. Asa Lawrence's co.. Col. William Prescott's regt. ; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 30, 1775. 

Shadwell, Thomas. Petition signed by Paul Hussey, of Nantucket, askuig that 
measures be taken for the exchange of said Shadwell and other prisoners con- 
fined on board prison-ships at New York ; ordered in Coimcil Aug. 12, 1777, 
that the petition be granted, and that a cartel be sent to New York. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 



Shadwich, Abijah. Corporal, (late) Capt. Asa Coburn's co. commanded by Lieut. 
Levi Parker, Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for Oct. and 
Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; enlistment, during war. [See Abijah Chad- 
wick and Abijali Shattuck.] 

Shadwick, Abijah. Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Felt's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts; enlistment, during 
war. [See Abijah Chadwick and Abijah Shattuck.] 

Shadwick, Cato, Falmouth. List of men returned by a committee for settling dis- 
putes between towns as to soldiers credited to them [year not given] ; said 
Shadwick claimed by Falmouth and Newbury ; allowed to Newbury. [Name 
appears as Cato Chadwick on a duplicate roll.] 

Shadwick, Ezra. Corporal, Capt. Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Leonard's 
regt.; service, 1 mo. 17 days; company raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at 
Ticonderoga. 

Shadwick, Nathaniel, Chelsea. Certificate signed by the Selectmen, ISIilitia Offi- 
cers, and Committee of Correspondence of Chelsea, accompanying a return of 
the men who had enlisted mto the Continental Army for the town of Chelsea 
in or about Feb., 1777, certifying that said Shadwick and others, of Chelsea, 
had enlisted on board Continental and State vessels. 

Shadwick, Timothy, Townsend. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shaes, John, Shutesbury. Capt. Robert Oliver's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) 
regt.; return [year not given]; residence, Shutesbuiy; enlisted for town of 
Shutesbury; mustered by Coxmty Muster Master Newhall ; reported deserted. 

Shaffard, Samuel. Private, Capt. John "Williams's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt.; muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; enlisted A^jril 
14, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported sick and absent at Philadelpliia. 

Shaffer, John Conral (also given Conrad) . List of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from 7th Westborough co., 6th regt., as returned by Capt. 
Nathan Fisher ; engaged for town of Westborough ; jouied Capt. Robert Allen's 
CO., Col. Ichabod Alden's regt.; term, during war; reported as not belonging 
to any incorporated town; also reported a Frenchman; also, list of men mus- 
tered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 
29, 1778 ; Capt. Allen's co.,-Col. Alden's regt. ; reported received State bounty ; 
also, Corporal, 6th co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from March 17, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of Ipswich ; re- 
ported as belonging to " Turmony " (Germany) ; a^so, Corporal, (late) Colonel's 
CO. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Jonas Parker, (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's 
(6th) regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1778, dated Valley Forge ; enlisted Oct. 1 
[year not given] ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
March and April, 1779, dated Fort " Harkemer ; " also'. Sergeant, Capt. "White's 
CO., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; reported as serving 10 mos. as Corporal, 2 mos. as Ser- 
geant; also, Sergeant, Capt. Asa Coburn's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) 
regt.; muster roll for Feb. and March, 1781, dated "West Pomt; engaged Oct. 
24, 1780; term, 3 years; reported discharged March 12, 1781. 

Shaffner, . Captain, Col. Armand's (Independent) corps; list of officers 

entitled to clothing, agreeable to resolve of Aug. 23, 1779. 

Shaft, John P. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of 
officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jack.son's 
regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., 



b MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaft, John P., continued. 

who were incori^orated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jack- 
son, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank, Private; enlisted 
Dec. 13, 1777; said Shaft appears among men belonging to Col. "William R. 
Lee's regt. who had been discharged from the rolls prior to above arrangement ; 
repoi-ted deserted May 1, 1778. 

Shafter, Simeon (also given Simon), Weston. Sergeant, Maj. Lebbeus Ball's 
CO., Col. William Sheppard's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service 
from Jan. 1, 1777, to April 8, 1778 ; reported died March 22, 1778 ; also, Private, 
Capt. Lebbeus Ball's co., Col. Shepard's regt.; return endorsed "Feb'y 3rd 
1778;" residence, Weston; enlisted for town of Weston; mustered by State 
and Continental Muster Masters. 

Shafter, Simon, Winchester [N. H.]. Capt. Oliver Capron's co.. Col. Ephraim 
Doojittle's (24th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shafter and 
others, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jmie 24, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 

1 day; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Charlestown, Nov. 19, 1775. 

Shaha, Maurice. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
Jan. 1, 1781, 24 mos. 

Shahean, Patrick. Capt. Phillips's (8th) co. ; list of men belonging to the State 
regiment of artillery entitled to an additional bounty of £15, as returned by 
Col. T. Crafts, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778. 

Shail, Edward, Stoughton. Private, Capt. James Endecott's co. of militia. Col. 
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 2 days ; also, Capt. James Endicott's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 5 days ; company marched from Stoughton March 4, 1776, at the time of 
fortifying Dorchester Heights. [See Edwaixl Shale and Edward Sliales.] 

Shainy, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf- 
folk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777 ; Capt. Barnes's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; 
reported received State bounty. 

Shairman, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Mills's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781 ; enlisted March 29, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Shairman, Daniel. Private, Capt. Levi Brown's co., of Adams, Col. Asa Barnes's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 30, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 7, 1781 ; 
service, 9 days ; company detached on the alarm of Oct. 30, 1781, and joined 
army mider Gen. Stark at Saratoga. 

Shakford, Paul. Private, Capt. Joshua Nason's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 123 days, 
with Northern army, mcluding 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; company dis- 
charged at Queman's Heights. 

Shakley, Joseph, Dartmouth. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shakxey, Joseph. Private, Capt. Thomas Cutts's co., Maj. Daniel Littlelield's 
detachment of York Co. militia ; detached July 10, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 10, 
1779; service, 2 mos., on Penobscot expedition ; mileage allowed for 150 miles 
travel home with 20 miles additional from Kittery to Wells. 

Shakley, Richard, Wells. Private, Capt. Jesse Dorman's co.. Col. James Scam- 
mon's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 

2 mos. 24 days. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 



Shaldon, Ephraim. Capt. John Row's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Shale, Edward. Private, Capt. Abel Richards'sco., Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, on a 
secret expedition to Rhode Island, including 3 days (fiO miles) travel home. 
Roll sworn to at Dedham. [See Edward Shail and Edward Shales.] 

Shales, Edward. Private, Capt. John Ellis's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's regt.; en- 
listed June 11, 1778 ; discharged Jan. 29, 1779 ; service, 7 mos. 29 days, including 
11 days (227 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to fortify and secure passes 
of North river, N. Y. ; roll sworn to at Medway ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
rolls for June-Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton; also, same co. and regt.; pay 
rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry. [See Edward Shail and 
Edward Shale.] 

Shall, Henry. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, on a 
secret expedition to Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home. 
Roll sworn to at Dedham. 

Shaller, Ebex, Stoughton. Private, Capt. James Endecott's co. of militia. Col. 
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 6 days. 

Shaller, Henry, Stoughton. Private, Capt. James Endecott's co. of militia, Col. 
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 2 days; also, Capt. Theophilus Lyon's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; 
service, 2 days; company marched from Stoughton to Brauitree March 22, 
1776 ; also, Capt. Abner Crane's co. ; enlisted Feb. 3, 1779 ; discharged May 4, 
1779; service, 3 mos. 1 day, with guards at Boston. 

Shallhasse, " Johannschard." Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Conti- 
nental service, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Brain- 
tree; engaged April 7, 1781 ; term, 3 years. [See John Schell.] j 

Shallock, Abel, Andover. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. [See Abiel Shaddock and Abiel Shattuck.] 

Shallock, Nathaniel, Andover. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shalveat, Joseph. Sailor, brigantine " Speedwell," commanded by Capt. John 
Ingersoll ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to INIay 27, 1780; age, 16 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. ; complexion, dark ; nationality, French ; reported rated 
^ share. 

Shalyer, Reuben. Capt. Paul Langdon's co.. Col. Danielson's regt. ; order for 
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Wilbraham, Jan. 27, 1776. 

Shalyr, Reuben, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. Paul Langdon's co., Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 24, 1775; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 13 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shamaway, Asa, Belchertown. Private, Capt. Joshua Parker's co.. Col. Nathaniel 
"Wade's regt. ; enlisted Jmie 22, 1778 ; service at Rhode Island ; enlistment to 
expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shamet, Gabriel. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) battalion; 
reported received State bounty. 



8 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shammett, Gabriel. Matross, Capt. Donnell's co., Col. Crane's regt. ; Continen- 
tal Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 5, 1777, to July 6, 1777 ; reported 
taken prisoner July 6, 1777. 

Shammon, Robert. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co.. Col. Asa "Whitcomb's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 
1776 ; reported deserted Jan. 2, 1776. 

Shamway, Reuben. Pay roll for 6 months men detached from militia of the town 
of Belchertown for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched 
from home July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 9, 1780; service, 5 mos. 13 days, in- 
cluding 8 days (150 miles) travel home. 

Shamway, Stephen. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the 
*term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of 
Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, dated Springfield; also, descriptive list of men returned as received of 
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooj^er, at Spi-ingfield, July 19, 
1779 ; Capt. Bardwell's co.. Col. Porter's regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; 
hair, brown ; engaged for town of Belchertown. 

Shamway, Whitney. Pay roll for 6 months men detached from militia of the town 
of Belchertown for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched from 
home July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 12, 1780; service, 5 mos. 16 days, including 
8 days (150 miles) travel home. 

Shanahan, John, Petersham. Private, Capt. David Cowden's co., Col. Benjamin 
RugglesWoodbridge's (25th) regt.; company return dated near Prospect Hill, 
Sept. 28, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775. [See John Shananham and James 
Shenahen.] 

Shanakin, Michael. Seaman, ship "Mars," commanded by Capt. James Nivens; 
engaged May 4, 1781 ; discharged Jime 12, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. 8 days. Roll 
dated Boston. 

Shananham, John, Petersham. Private, Capt. David Cowden's co.. Col. Benja- 
min Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted 
May 21, 1775; service, 2 mos. 16 days. [See John Shanahan and James 
Shenahen.] 

Shanary, David. Private, 1st co. ; entries dated Oct. 28, 1783, of orders for wages 
for May-Aug. [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on 
account of wages, etc. [See David Shunnary.] 

Shand, William, Barnstable. Private, 5th co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 18, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; 
also, Capt. John Laniont's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (12th) regt. ; return 
[year not given]; residence, Barnstable; enlisted for town of Barnstable; 
mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters; term, during war; re- 
ported joined April 7, 1777. 

Shandley, Patrick. Return for Feb., 1783, of the sick belongmg to 1st Mass. bri- 
gade in hospital at New Windsor. 

Shaneway, Reuben. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as re- 
turned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Ham])shire Co. [year not given] ; 
Capt. Bodwell's co.. Col. Porter's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; com- 
plexion, brown ; engaged for town of Belchertown. 

Shanhan, John, Petersham. Private, Capt. Benjamin Gates'sco., Col. R. Putnam's 
regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778 ; residence. Petersham ; enlisted for 
town of Petersham ; enlistment, 8 months ; mustered by Capt. Newhall ; re- 
ported discharged. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 9 

Shanklen, Andrew. List of deserters from Lieut. Col. Johu Brooks's (7tli) regt., 
dated West Point, Aug. 18, 1782 ; Capt. Felt's co. ; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; 
complexion, dark ; hair, black ; occupation, cordwainer; residence, Tryou Co., 
[New] York; deserted June 28, 1779, from "Lake Otsago." 

Shankling, Andrew, Cherry Valley, Tryon Co. Private, Capt. "W". H. Ballard's 
CO., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Sept. 
17, 1778, to Jmie 28, 1779; residence. Cherry Valley, Tryon Co. ; reported trans- 
ferred to Capt. Day's co. ; also rejjorted deserted ; also, Capt. Luke Day's co., 
(late) Col. Ichabod Aldeu's ((3th) regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, 
dated Cherry Valley and sworn to in (Quarters at Fort Alden ; enlisted Sept. 
17, 1778; enlistment, 3 years; also, 1st co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) 
regt. ; return made up to Dec. 31, 1779; reported deserted June 28, 1779. 

Shanks, Andrew. Captain, 3d co.. Col. Mason Wheaton's (4th Lincoln Co.) regt. 
of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regi- 
ment, dated St. Georges, June 3, 1776 ; ordered in Council July 3, 1776, that 
said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned July 3, 1776. [See 
Andrew Skenck.] 

Shanks, George. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Starret's detachment from Col. Mason 
Wheaton 's regt. ; service from Jime 28, 1779, to July 5, 1779, 8 days, at Camden, 
Eastern department. 

Shanks, James. Private, Capt. Abraham Hmit's co., Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; 
Continental Amiy i)ay accoimts for service from May 17, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1777 ; 
reported deserted ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn 
to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted Maj' 17, 1777; enlistment, 3 years. 

Shanley, . [This name also appears imder the form of Shandley, Shanly, 

Shenley.] 

Shanley, Patrick. List dated Boston, Feb. 24, 1781, signed by Alexander Hodg- 
don. Secretary of Committee of the town of Boston, of men returned as having 
been enlisted as the quota of said town, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; 
said Shanley reported as having been assigned to a class of which "William 
Cimningham was Chairman; enlisted Dec. 29, 1780; also. Private, Col. Benja- 
min Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from Jan. 1, 1781, 12 mos. 

Shanly, Patrick. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from Jan. 
1, 1782, 12 mos. 

Shannahan, . [This name also appears under the form of Shanahan, Shaiian- 

ham, Shanhan, Shannehan, Shannon, Shanohom, Shenahen.] 

Shannahan, Jonathan. List of men returned as probably serving on main guard 
under Lieut. Col. L. Baldwm at Prospect Hill, dated July 3, 1775. 

Shannant, Michael. Seaman, Continental frigate " Deane," commanded by Capt. 
Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 25, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 6 
days ; also, receipt dated May 21, 1783, signed by Helyer Tanner, for wages due 
said Shannant for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate " Hague," com- 
manded by Capt. John Manley. 

Shannehan, John, Petersham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 7th "Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Asa How and Capt. "Wing 
Spooner, dated Dec. 30, 1777; residence. Petersham; engaged for town of 
Peter-sham ; joined Capt. Benjamin Gates's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's regt.; 
term, 8 months, to expire Jan. 10, 1777 [8]. 

Shannon, . [This name also appears under the form of Shanahan, Shananham, 

Shanhan, Shannehan, Shanny, Shanohom, Shenahen.] 



10 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shannon, Edward, Georgetown. Descriptive list of men raised in Lincoln Co. for 
the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to 
resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received of Samuel McCobb, Superintend- 
ent for said county, by Theophilus Batchelder, at Georgetown, May 28, 1778, to 
be conducted to Fishkill and delivered to Brig. Jonathan Warner, Commis- 
sioner; Capt. White's co., 1st regt. ; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; com- 
plexion, light ; residence, Georgetown ; engaged for town of Georgetown ; also, 
list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. 
R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 12, 1778. 

Shannon, Edward. List of prisoners brought to Marblehead in the cartel " Pacific " 
to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commis- 
saiy [year not given]. 

Shannon, Frederick. Petition signed by James Swan, in behalf of himself and 
the owners of the brig " Venus " and sloop " Mars " (privateers) , fitted out for 
a 4 months cruise, asking that Capt. Samuel Dunn, Jr., be commissioned as 
commander of the " Venus " and said Shannon, Captain, as commander of the 
"Mars; " ordered in Coimcil July 5, 1777, that commissions be issued. 

Shannon, John, Falmouth (also given Georgetown and Topsham). List of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumber- 
land Co.) regt. ; residence, Falmouth ; engaged for town of Falmouth ; joined 
Capt. White's co.. Col. Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years [name crossed out on list] ; 
also, Private, Capt. White's co., Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to July 7, 1777 ; '■esi- 
dence, Georgetown ; reported killed Julj^ 7, 1777 ; also, Capt. George White's 
CO., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, 
Dec. 15, 1776, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with 98 days allowance ; 
378 miles travel allowed said Shannon ; also, Capt. White's co.. Col. Tupper's 
regt. ; return dated Jan. -, 1778 ; residence, Topsham ; engaged for town of 
Topsham ; mustered by County Muster Master Ilsley and by Col. Varrick, Con- 
tuiental Muster Master; reported slain in battle July 7, 1777. 

Shannon, John. Private, Capt. William Lithgow's co. ; marched Feb. 28, 1776; 
discharged July 21, 1776; service, 4 mos. 22 days; company stationed at Fal- 
mouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. William Lith- 
gow, Jr.'s CO., Col. Mitchel's regt. ; service from Aug. 31, 1776, to Nov. 23, 
1776, 2 mos. 23 days; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for 
defence of seacoast. 

Shannon, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Petteugill's co., Col. Baldwin's (26th) 
regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for 
May and Jime, 1776, dated Camp at New York ; also, list of men enlisted by 
the officers of Capt. Pettengill's co., 26th regt., dated Camji at New York, July 9, 
1776 ; also, list of men belonging to the 26th regt. who agreed to tarry 6 weeks 
from the last of Dec, 1776, as returned by Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated Tren- 
ton, Jan. 1, 1777. 

Shannon, John. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster blaster for 
Worcester Co. ; Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; mustered June 27, 
1777 ; term, 8 months. 

Shannon, John Noble (also given James Noble Shannon). Private, Capt. 
Joseph Seavy's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's regt.; service, 1 day; company 
served at Machias from Dec. 5 to Dec. 25, 1778; also, Lieut. John Scott's de- 
tachment from 6th Lincoln Co. regt. ; service between Aug. 31, 1779, and Nov. 
20, 1779, 8 days, at Machias; roll sworn to at Machias and endorsed " Service 
at Penobscot." 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 11 

Shannon, Michael^ Salem. ISIariner, brigantine " Cutter " (privateer) , commanded 
by Capt. Samuel Croel ; descriptive list of officers and crew, certified at Salem, 
Aug. -, 1780; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; residence, 
Salem. 

Shannon, Samuel. Drummer, Capt. Walter Bicker's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Shannon, Thomas. Private, Capt. Leonard Bleeker's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. 
Goose Van Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, 
dated West Point; enlistment, during war; reported doing garrison duty in 
April, 1781. 

Shannon, William. Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's 
(Lincoln Co.) regt. ; entered service June 2.3 [1777] ; discharged July 16 [1777] ; 
service, 23 days; company ordered on duty for defence of Machias and rivers 
adjacent when ship " Ambuscade " lay in the harbor; also, same co. and regt. ; 
entered service July 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 24 days, 
on an alarm ; company served at Machias when British ships lay in that harbor 
vmtil relieved by Col. John Allen's forces; also, same co. and regt.; service, 
1 day ; company served at Machias from Dec. 5 to Dec. 25, 1778. 

Shannot, . Pay roll of a number of Indians under Lieut. Andrew Gilman ; ser- 
vice between Jmie 29, 1779, and Aug. 21, 1779, 5 days, on Penobscot expedition. 

Shanny, Edward, Georgetown. List of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Charles Gushing, 
..Brigadier for Lincoln Co., dated Pownalborough, June 3, 1778; enlisted from 
Col. McCobb's (1st Lincoln Co.) regt. ; residence, Georgetown. 

Shanny, Patrick, Bo.ston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt. [year not given] ; resi- 
dence, Boston ; engaged for town of Medfield ; joined Capt. Allen's co.. Col. 
Alden's regt. ; temi, during war. 

Shanohorn, John. Capt. David Cowden's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ; 
order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 13, 
1775. 

Shapard, Lewis (also given Levi) , Scarborough. List of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from Capt. Roger Lebby's co.. Col. Reuben Fogg's (3d Cum- 
berland Co.) regt., sworn to Nov. 25, 1778 ; residence, Scarborough ; enlisted for 
town of Scarborough ; joined Capt. Skillings's co.. Col. Francis's regt. ; enlist- 
ment, 3 years. 

Shape, Gibeon, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Amos Wade's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 2 days. 

SH.A.PERD, Thomas. Receipt dated Wenham, Aug. 6, 1781, for bomity paid said 
Shaperd by Joshua Ome, on behalf of Class No. 5 of the town of Wenham, to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of 
Dec. 2, 1780. 

Shaple, John. Private, Capt. Stephen Smith's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 7 
days, in Northern department ; roll dated Hancock ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 4, 1777 ; discharged Sept. 30, 1777 ; service, 27 days, m Northern 
department; roll dated Hancock. 

Shaplee. Richard. Capt. Ebenezer Winship's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt.; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shaplee and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 10, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money endorsed 
"Dec 22d 1775." 



12 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shapleig, John. List of officers chosen to fill vacancies in certain companies in 
Col. John Frost's (2d York Co.) regt. of Mass. militia, as returned by said 
Shapleig, 2d Major, and others, dated Kittery, Sept. 3, 1776. 

Shapleigh, . [This name also appears mider the form of Shaple, Shaplee, 

Shapleig, Shapley.] 

Shapleigh, Elisha. Captain, 1st (1st Kittery) co., 2d York Co. regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as re- 
turned by John Frost and others, field officers, dated Kittery, April 23, 1776 ; 
ordered in Council April 29, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported 
commissioned April 29, 1776 ; also, Captain ; list of officers of the battalion 
under Lieut. Col. Joseph Storer drafted from York Co. brigade by order of 
General Court of Aug. 9, 1777, to reinforce Northern army ; company raised in 
Kittery and Lebanon and from 2d York Co. regt. ; also. Captain, (late) Col. 
Joseph Storer's regt. ; engaged Aug. 14, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; ser- 
vice, 123 days, including 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; roll sworn to at 
Kittery. 

Shapleigh, James (also given Samuel) . 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Elisha Shapleigh's 
1st (1st Kittery) co., 2d York Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen 
by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by John Frost and 
others, field officers, dated Kittery, April 23, 1776; ordered in Council April 
29, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 29, 
1776. 

Shapleigh, John. Captain; engaged July 7, 1775; service to Nov. 1, 1775, 4 mos. 
3 days; company stationed at Kittery for defence of seacoast; also, Captain; 
service from Nov. 1, 1775, to Dec. 31, 1775, 2 mos. 5 days; company stationed 
on seacoa.st at Kittery Point under Col. Edward Cutt (Cutts) ; also, official 
record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Feb. 2, 1776 ; said 
Shapleigh chosen 2d Major, Col. John Frost's (2d York Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia ; appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 7, 1776 ; reported commis- 
sioned Feb. 7, 1776; also, list of officers chosen by the several companies in 2d 
Y'^ork Co. regt. of Ma.ss. militia, as returned by said Shapleigh and others, field 
officers, dated Kitteiy, April 23, 1776. 

Shapley, Davis. Private, Capt. Andrew Lusk's co.. Col. John Brown's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 21, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 13, 1777 ; service, 23 days, with 
Northern army. Roll sworn to in Berkshire Co. 

Shapley, John. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated 
June 10, 1778 ; said Shapley chosen 1st Major, Col. Ichabod Goodwin's (2d 
York Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; appointment concurred in by Council Jime 
10, 1778 ; reported commissioned June 10, 1778. 

Shapley, Richard, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's co.. Col. John 
Nixon's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 6 days; also, company retiirn endorsed " Sep'tr 30th 1775; " also, Capt. 
Ebenezer "Winship's (4th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt.; regi- 
mental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, order on PajTiaaster 
Howyard (Heywood), payable to Samuel Leach, dated Camp Morristown, 
Jan. 7, 1776 [7], signed by said Shapley, for wages for Oct. and Nov. [1776] ; 
also, order on Paymaster Howyard, payable to George Rush, dated Camp Mor- 
ristown, Jan. 8, 1777, signed by said Shapley, for wages for Dec. [1776], and 
arrearages. 

Shappason, Nathan. Private, Capt. Timothy Remick's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's 
(1st) regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1781; enlisted Jan. 30, 1781; enlistment, 3 
years; reported at West Point; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Peeks- 
kill; also, muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1781, and Feb., 1782, dated York 
Hutts. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 13 

Shappkson, Nathan. Private, Capt. Timothy Remick's co., Col. Joseph Vose's 
(1st) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts. 

Shappirson, Nathan. Private, Capt. Timothy Remick's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's 
(1st) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781. 

Shappison, Nathan. Private, Capt. Timothy Remick's co., Col. Joseph Vose's 
(1st) regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated Garrison West Point ; also, 
muster roll for Jmie, 1781, dated Camp Phillipshurgh ; reported on command 
at West Point. 

Shappo, Anthony, Boston. Private, Capt. Jonathan Maynard's (6th) co., 7th 
Mass. regt. ; muster roll for June, 1782; enlistment, during war; reported sick 
at New Windsor ; also, descriptive list of men in Continental service; Capt. 
Allen's CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
6 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light; occupation, laborer ; residence, Boston; 
engaged for town of Boston ; engaged March -, 1779; term, durmg war; also, 
list of men belonging to Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. who died or were discharged 
subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; Capt. Allen's co. ; said Shappo discharged Dec. .'31, 
1782, by Gen. Washington; also, list of men entitled to honorary badges for 
faithful service ; said Shappo served from Jan. -, 1778 ; rei)orted entitled to 
1 stripe. 

Shappou, John, Salem. Seaman, brigantine "Addition," commanded by Capt. 
Joseph Pratt ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Jmie 17, 1780 ; age, 
26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Salem. 

Sharding, . [This name also appears imder the form of Sheardtng.] 

Sharding, Henry Christian. List of men detached from Col. Jabez Hatch's 
(Boston) regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Lovel to serve at Providence, R. I., 
agreeable to order of General Court of June 10, 1778, and mustered by Nathaniel 
Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co. ; also. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co., 
Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted July 29, 1778; service, 5 mos. 6 days, 
at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, 
Sept. 17, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Dec. 1, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; 
reported confined on roll dated Sept. 17, 1778. 

Shardol, Peter, Watertown. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. for 
the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Stearns's 
CO., Col. Thatcher's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in. ; residence, Water- 
town; arrived at Fishkill Jime 19, 1778. [See Peter Sheldern.] 

Shareff, John Peter. Descriptive list of men mustered for Continental service 
subsequent to Sept. 16 [year not given], by James Leonard, Muster Master for 
Bristol Co. ; Capt. Jonathan Drown's co.. Col. Lea's (Lee's) regt. ; age, 29 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; engaged for town of Swanzey. 

Shareman, Cornelius, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 6 days. 

Shareman, Edward. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's 
regt. ; entered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6 ; dis- 
charged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched from Middleborough to 
Dartmouth on two alarms in 1778. 

Shareman, George. Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Brown's co. ; service, 27 days; com- 
pany marched from Lanesborough to Pawlet Sept. 5, 1777, on an alarm. 

Shareman, Isaac, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
6 days. 



14 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shareman, Job. Capt. Amos Washburn's co., Col. "Waide's ("Wade's) regt. ; entered 
service June 22, 1778 ; discharged July 17, 1778 ; service, 25 days, on expedition 
to Rhode Island ; roll swoni to at Middleborough ; also, Private, Capt. Ahishai 
Tinkham's co., Col. Ehenezer Sproutt's regt.; entered service May 6; dis- 
charged May 9; entered service Sept. 6; discharged Sept. 12; service, 9 days; 
company marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms in 1778. 

Sharer, John. Corporal, Lieut. Joshua Shaw's detachment, Col. Elisha Porter's 
regt.; entered service Sept. 26 [1777]; discharged Oct. 18 [1777]; service, 29 
days, in Nortliern department ; detachment marched from Palmer to join army 
under Gen. Gates and serve for 30 days. 

Sharkley, Thomas. List of men belonging to Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. who 
died between time of arrival " at this place " (probably Ticonderoga) and last 
of Nov., 1770; Capt. Harrington's co. ; said Sharkley died Oct. 30, 1776; re- 
ported as having belonged to Ireland. 

Shaklay, Alexander, Jr. Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9tb) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi 
Baldwin's (38th) regt. ; order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Camp at Chelsea, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Sharlay, James. Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(38th) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Chelsea, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Sharley, " Arnsbe," Beverly. Private, Capt. John Low's co., Col. Hutchinson's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 14, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 19 
days. [See Ambrus Sharly and Amsbrey Sherley.] 

Sharly, "Ambrus." Capt. John Low's co., Col. John Mansfield's regt.; receipt 
for advance pay, signed by said Sharly and others, dated Cambridge, June 30, 
1775. [See Amsbe Sharley and Amsbrey Sherley.] 

Sharman, Abner. Fifer, Capt. Lieut. John Callender's co., Col. Crane's (Artil- 
lery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Oct. 1, 1778, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; engaged for town of Sudbury; term, during war. 

Sharman, Asa. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co. ; service from Jan. 29, 1776, to 
Feb. 29, 1776, 1 mo. 3 days ; company stationed at Plymouth for defence of sea- 
coast; also, same co. ; service from May 31, 1776, to Aug. 31, 1776, 3 mos. ; 
company stationed at Plymouth for defence of seacoast. 

Sharman, Cornelius, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Sharman, Daniel, East Hoosuck. Return of men drafted from Berkshire Co. 
militia to march to Horse Neck under command of Col. Benjamin Simonds 
[year not given], but who failed to join regiment ; rejiorted drafted from town 
of East Hoosuck ; drafted into Capt. Stratton's co. 

Sharman, Elijah, Plj^mouth. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co., which marched 
April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; ser- 
vice, 11 days; also, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775. 

Sharman, Ephraim. Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, 
Oct. 26, 1775; also, orders, returns, etc., taken from Capt. Benjamin Mimroe's 
papers ; receipt dated Stow, July 2, 1779, signed by said Sharman and others, 
for wages and rations received of Cajjt. Benjamin Miinroe for service in his 
company. Col. Sprout's regt., at Rhode Island in 1778. 

Sharman, Jason, Barre. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co.. Col. Nathan Spar- 
hawk's regt.; engaged Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 25, 1777; service, 10 



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Sharman", Jason, continued. 

days, including travel (96 miles) home ; company marched Aug. 21, 1777, to 
reinforce army mider Gen. Stark at Bennington ; also, same co. ; engaged Sept. 
26, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 29 days, including travel (128 miles) 
home; company marched imder command of Maj. Jonas "Wilder to reinforce 
Northern army for 30 days. 

Sharman, John. Receipt dated Springfield, May 26, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Sharman by Ezra Coats, Chairman of a class of the town of LJ^ln, to serve in 
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Sharman, Jonas, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's (Sudbury) co.. Col. 
James Barrett's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 

2 days. 

Sharman, Joshua. Capt. Samuel Briggs'sco., Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt.. Gen. 
Palmor's brigade; service, 32 days, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I., 
Sept. 29, 1777. 

Sharman, Nathaniel, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 

3 mos. 6 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Sharman, Prince. Private, Cajit. John Holden's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; payroll 
for Oct., 1779. 

Sharman, Samuel, Brimiield. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Timothy Danielson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775; service to April 29, 1775, 16^ days, travel (144 miles) included. 

Sharman, Samuel, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co., which marched 
April 20, 1775, in response to the alann of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; ser- 
vice, 11 days. 

Sharman, Samuel, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's (Sudbury) co.. Col. 
James Barrett's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
2 days; also, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, Oct. 
26, 1775; also, descriptive list of men raised from 4th Middlesex Co. regt. to 
reinforce the Contmental Amiy for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve 
of April 20, 1778, as returned by E. Brooks, Superintendent; Capt. Maynard's 
CO., Col. How's regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark; en- 
gaged for town of Sudbury. 

Sharjian, Stephen, Rochester. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Sharman, Thomas, Brimfield. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Timothy Danielson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service to April 29, 1775, 16^ days, travel (144 miles) included. 

Sharmin, Samuel. Receipt dated Washmgton, Feb. 7, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Sharmin by Samuel Warner, Chairman of a class of the town of "Washington, 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Sharmon, Abel. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co. ; service from Nov. 3 to 
Nov. 19, 1778, 17 days; company detached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th) 
regt.. Gen. "Warner's brigade, to reinforce guards at the barracks in Rutland 
under Col. Jacob Garrish (Gerrish) and to escort troops of Saratoga convention 
to Enfield, Conn. Roll dated Petersham. 

Sharmon, Cornelius, Rochester. Private, Capt. Joseph Parker's co., Col. Eben- 
ezer Sprout's regt. ; service, 15 days ; company marched from Rochester to 



16 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sharmon, Cornelius, continued. 

" foglon ferry," R. 1., under command of 2d Lieut. John Doty on the alarm of 
Dec. 8, 1776. 

Sharmon, David. Capt. Capron's co., Col. Doolittle's regt. ; receipt for advance 
pay, signed by said Sharmon and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 24, 
1775. 

Sharmon, Elisha, Boston. Mariner, schooner "Resolution," commanded by Capt. 
Samuel Trusk; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., 
Oct. 11, 1780; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; residence, 
Boston. 

Sharmon, Ephraim, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Amasa Cranston's cc, Col. Samuel 
Denny's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 24, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 
10 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home ; regiment raised for 
3 months. 

Sharmon, Isaac, Rochester. Private, Capt. Joseph Parker's co., Col. Ebenezer 
Sproiit's regt. ; service, 15 days ; company marched from Rochester to " foglon 
ferry," R. I., under command of 2d Lieut. John Doty on the alarm of Dec. 8, 
1776. 

Sharmon, Jabez, Rochester. Corporal, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Sharmon, John. Private, Capt. Jesse Sturtevant's co., Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; 
enlisted July 31, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 1 day; regi- 
ment detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island for 

3 months. 

Sharmon, Joshua. Order dated Rochester, May 2, 1778, signed by said Sharmon 
and others, for bounty for service at Rhode Island m Capt. Samuel Briggs's 
CO., Col. Cotten's regt., payable to Lieut. Solomon Yoimg. 

Sharmon, Prince. Sergeant, Lieut. Josiah "Wilson's co., Col. Porter's (Hampshire 
, Co.) regt.; marched Sept. 23, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; seiwice, 1 mo. 2 

V days, at the Northward, includmg 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; company 

marched to reinforce army under Maj. Gen. Gates on an alarm. 

Sharmon, Robert. List of men mustered subsequent to Jan. 17, 1778, by James 
Leonard, Muster Master for Bristol Co., dated March 17, 1778; Col. William 
Lea's (Lee's) regt. ; engaged for town of Rehoboth. 

Sharmon, Samuel. Descriptive list of men mustered for Continental service sub- 
sequent to Sept. 16 [year not given], by James Leonard, Muster Master for 
Bristol Co. ; Capt. Jonathan Drown's co., Col. Lea's (Lee's) regt. ; age, 38 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; engaged for town of Rehoboth. 

Sharmon, Timothy. Pay roll made up for men who marched on the alarm at Con- 
cord of Aijril 19, 1775, under command of Isaac Locker, Captain of Sudbury 
troop, Col. James Brett's (Barrett's) regt. ; service from April 19 to April 21, 
1775, 3 days. 

Sharmon, Timothy. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; return of men stationed at North Kingston Dec. 8, 1777, dated Stur- 
bridge; also, Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co., Col. Samiiel Denny's (2d) 
regt. ; engaged Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, 
at Claverack, including 8 days (160 mile.s) travel home; regiment raised to 
reinforce Contmental Army for 3 months. 

Sharod, Lemuel, Sharon. Sergeant, Capt. John McKin.stry's co., Col. Patterson's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged May 5, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 

4 days. 



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Sharon, John, Lebanon. Capt. Job Sumner's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; 
return [year not given] ; residence, Lebanon ; reported deserted. 

Sharon, John. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4tli regt., dated 
Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Sharon and others be- 
longing to Capt. Butler's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 177G. 

Sharon, Peter, Lincoln. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto- 
way, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men belonging to the town of 
Lincoln raised for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to 
camp July 11, 1780; discharged Jan. 15, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 14 days, includ- 
ing travel (200 miles) home; also, descrijitive list of men raised in Middlesex 
Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Super- 
intendent for said county ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, black ; 
hair, black; eyes, black; occupation, farmer (also given laborer) ; engaged for 
town of Lincoln ; engaged June 27, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Sharon, Silas, Leominster. Private, 3d co., Col. Thomas IVIarshall's (10th) regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 1, 1777, to July 14, 
1778; residence, Leominster; reported died July 14, 1778; also, Capt. William 
Warner's (6th) co.. Col. ISIarshall's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on 
or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc. ; temi, 3 years; reported died July -, 1778. 

Sharp, . [This name also appears vmder the form of Shape, Sharpe, Shepp.] 

Sharp, , Salem. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Jack " (priva- 
teer) , commanded by Capt. Nathan Brown, sworn to July 1, 1780 ; age, 24 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 2i in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Salem ; reported a negro. 

Sharp, . Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. John Cushing's regt.; 

enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 59^ days ; company stationed at Newport, R. I. 
Roll dated Bridgewater. 

Sharp, . Lieutenant, Col. Armand's (Independent) corps ; return of officers 

entitled to clothing, agreeable to resolve of Aug. 23, 1779. 

Sharp, Aaron, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. March Chase's co., Col. Nathan Spar- 
hawk's regt.; enlisted Oct. 7, 1778; service, 2 mos. 8 days, at Dorchester; 
coiupany discharged Dec. 12, 1778. 

Sharp, Gibeon, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Amos Wade's co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 27, 1775 ; also, list of 
men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Joshua White's co., 
Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Middleborough; engaged for 
town of Middleborough ; joined Capt. Benson's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 
3 years; also, list of men mustered between May 26, 1777, and June 10, 1777, by 
James Hatch, Muster IVIaster for Plymouth Co. ; enlisted by Capt. Benson ; age, 
40 yrs. ; also. Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. Rufus Piitnam's 5th (also 
given 4th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 15, 1777, 
to May 14, 1780; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. -, 1778; 
reported mustered by Capt. Hatch ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a re- 
turn dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Private ; pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Middleborough for service in the Continental Army 
during 1780; marched to camp July 18, 1780; discharged Dec. 17, 1780; service, 
5 mos. 11 days, including travel (240 miles) from place of discharge home. 

Sharp, James, Yarmouth (also given Barnstable and Plymouth) . List of men raised 
to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Nathaniel Freeman's (1st Bam- 



18 l^lASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sharp, James, continued. 

stable Co.) regt. ; residence, Yarmouth ; enlisted for town of Yarmouth ; joined 
Capt. Kussell's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years or during war; 
also, list of men mustered by Joseph Otis, Muster Master for Barnstable Co. ; 
Capt. John Russel's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; mustered March 24, 
1777; term, 3 years; reported received State and Continental bounties; also, 
Private, 6th co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from April 13, 1777, to May 3, 1777 ; residence, Barnstable ; 
reported deserted ; also, Capt. John Russell's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; return 
[year not given] ; residence, Plymouth ; enlisted for town of Plymouth ; mus- 
tered by County and Contmental Muster Masters ; reported deserted May 12, 
1777. 

Sharp, John, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Nicholson Broughton's (5th) co.. Col. 
John Glover's (21st) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 22, 
1775 ; service, 2 mos. 15 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; re- 
ported drafted ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Camp Cambridge, Dec. 20, 1775. 

Sharp, John. Private, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's detach- 
ment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Feb. 
25, 1777; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777. 

Sharp, John, 3d. Private, Lieut. Joshua Perkins's detachment from Capt. George 
Hammond's co., Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt.. Brig. Joseph Cushmg's brigade ; 
service, 14 days; detachment marched to Bristol, K. I., on an alarm. Roll 
dated Plympton, March 28, 1777. 

Sharp, Jonathan, Falmouth. Capt. Samuel Noyes's co.. Col. Edmund Phinnie's 
(31st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment, May 15, 1775, to date of 
marching from Falmouth, July 13, 1775 ; credited with 8 weeks 3 days allow- 
ance ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; company return dated Fort No. 2, 
Cambridge [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported enlisted for Canada Sept. 6, 1775. 

Sharp, Jonathan. List of prisoners appearing in a return of the main guard, dated 
Cambridge, Sept. 13, 1775, signed by Ephraim Corey, Cajjtain of the guard ; 
said Sharp confined 3 nights by Dr. Patte for robbing his mate of cartridges. 

Sharp, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Hart "Williams's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Jan. 
1, 1776 ; reported deserted May 2, 1776. 

Sharp, Joseph, Pittsfield. Receipt dated Lenox, Feb. -, 1781, for boimty paid said 
Sharp by Hezekiah Talcoot, on behalf of the town of Pittsfield, to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, descriptive list dated Lenox, 
Aug. 20, 1781, of men raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 
1780, and delivered to William Walker, Superintendent for said couiaty ; Capt. 
Strong's CO., Col. Roseter's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, 
dark; hair, brown; occupation, laborer; residence, Pittsfield; engaged for 
town of Pittsfield ; receipted for by Maj . Ashley. 

Sharp, Peter. Collier and Woodcutter; return for rations allowed in Quarter- 
master General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781 ; reported drafted 
from 3d Continental regt. 

Sharp, Richard, Cambridge (also given Hartford). Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's 
CO., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
June 30, 1775 ; service, 32 days ; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, 
Oct. 6, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's 
regt. ; mvister roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Dec. 1, 1776; enlisted April 1, 
1776; reported on command at the saw-mill. 



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Sharp, Richard. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Anny from Col. 
William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. George 
Gould, Capt. Abel Richards, and Capt. Ebenezer Battle, all of Dedham ; en- 
gaged for town of Dedham; joined Capt. Lieut. Andrews's co., Col. Crane's 
regt.; term, 3 years, to exjjire April 23, 1780; reported a sailor; also, list of 
men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Bos- 
ton, April 27, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported received State bounty ; also, 
Matross, Capt. Treadwell's co.. Col. John Crane's regt. ; Contmental Army pay 
accovmts for 1777-1779 ; neither time nor wages made up froni date of entry, 
April 23, 1777 ; reported deserted. 

Sharp, Robert. Private, Capt. Lemuel May's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; joined 
March 23, 1778 ; discharged April 5, 1778 ; service, 14 days, at Roxbury Lines. 

Sharp, Samuel. Private, Capt. Isaac Marsh's co.. Col. Sears's regt. ; mustered 
July 21, 1781; discharged Nov. 2, 1781; service, 3 mos. 12 days, under Brig. 
Gen. Stark ; regiment raised in Berkshire Co. and stationed at Fort Plains, 
Tryon Co. ; order for payment of amomit of roll dated at Stockbridge and 
signed by Capt. Marsh. 

Sharp, Samuel. Receipt dated Springfield, June 3, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Sharp by Elislia Bradish, Chairman of Class No. 3 of the town of Upton, to 
serve in the Contmental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Sharp, William, Roxbury. Private; list of men drafted from companies com- 
manded by Capts. Gore, Mayo, White, and jNIay, who served at Nantasket in 
June, 1776, under Lieut. James Morton, driving ships from Boston harbor; 
service, 3 days; also, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co.. Col. Jonathan Titconib's 
regt. ; service from May 8, 1777, to July 8, 1777, 61 days, at Providence, R. I. ; 
also, Capt. Thomas Mayo's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of guards; joined Nov. 3, 
1777; service to April 3, 1778, 5 mos., at Cambridge; also, Capt. Nathaniel 
Heath's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's detachment of guards ; muster roll dated 
Boston, May 14, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from Aj)ril 2, 1778; also, same co. 
and detachment; enlisted April 2, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 
3 mos. 2 days ; detachment drafted to serve at Cambridge ; also, Lieut. Caleb 
Crafts's detachment, Col. Macintosh's regt. ; jomed July 12, 1778; discharged 
July 28, 1778 ; service, 17 days, with guards at Dorchester Heights ; also, Capt. 
Nathaniel Heath's detachment; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Dec. 13, 
1778; service, 4 mos. 13 days; detachment drafted to serve for 6 months with 
guards under Col. Jacob Gerrish at Boston and Cambridge ; also, Sergt. Joshua 
Gore's detachment; enlisted Jan. 6, 1779; discharged Feb. 16, 1779; service, 
1 mo. 11 days; detachment raised to guard Continental stores at Roxbury; 
also, descriptive list of men raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce the Continental 
Army, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779; Capt. May's co., Col. Mcintosh's 
regt.; age, 35 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in.; complexion, dark ; hair, dark; ej^es, 
gray; occupation, barber; nationality, American; residence, Roxbury; en- 
gaged for town of Roxbury; also, communication addressed to Maj. Bedlow 
(Badlam) , dated Roxbury, July 2, 1779, signed by Capt. Lemuel May, stating 
that said Sharp, with James Mills, had enlisted to serve for the term of 9 months 
for the 3d Roxbury co., had passed muster, and were awaitmg marching orders ; 
also, list of men returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam, Superintendent 
for Suffolk Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, certified at Springfield; also, 
list of men returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James 
Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 1779; also. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co., 
Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated Camp High- 
lands; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1779, dated Camp Bed- 
ford; enlisted July 1.5, 1779; enlistment, 9 months; also, Capt. Tisdale's co., 
3d Mass. regt. ; entered service Aug. 15, 1779; discharged May 15, 1780; term, 
9 months ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 



20 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sharp, William, continued. 

for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, 
July 11, 1780; age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for 
town of Roxbury ; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780 ; marched to camp July 
11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancraft; also, list of men raised for the 6 
months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Private, Capt. Thomas 
Newcomb's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Webb's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 1, 1781; dis- 
charged Dec. 5, 1781; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at Peekskill, including 11 days 
(220 miles) travel home. 

Sharpe, Gibeon. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, 
July 31, 1780 ; age, 44 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town 
of Middleborough ; arrived at Springfield July 30, 1780 ; marched to camp July 
31, 1780, mider command of Capt. Greenleaf. 

Sharpe, Jacob, Brookline. Private, Capt. Thomas White's (Brookline) co. of 
militia. Col. William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service to May 12, 1775, 23 days. 

Sharpe, Robert, Brookline. Private, Capt. Thomas White's (Brooklme) co. of 
militia, Col. William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service to May 12, 1775, 23 days. 

Sharpe, Stephen, Brookline. Private, Capt. Thomas White's (Brookline) co. of 
militia. Col. William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service to May 12, 1775, 23 days. 

Sharpe, William. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Roxbury for 
service in the Continental Army durmg 1780 ; marched to camp June 30, 1780 ; 
discharged Dec. 12, 1780; service, 5 mos. 22 days, including travel (220 miles) 
home. 

Sharrin, Elnathan. Private, Capt. Zachariah Fitch's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's 
regt. ; service from Aug. 23 [1770], to Sept. 30 [1776], 1 mo. 9 days. 

Sharron, Peter. Receipt dated Lincoln, June 25, 1781, for bounty paid said Sharron 
by John Adams and others, members of a class of the town of Lincoln, to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Sharwin, Ahimaaz, Winchendon. Fifer, Capt. Abel Wilder's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Abel 
Wilder's CO., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted Ajiril 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days ; also, list of men belonging to 
Capt. Butler's co.. Col. Nixon's regt., who had not received all the wages 
due them [year not given, probably 177()] ; also, list of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Anny, as returned by Capt. John Boynton, dated Feb. 21, 
1778 ; residence, Winchendon ; engaged for town of Winchendon ; joined Capt. 
Josiah Lasa's co.. Col. Philip Bur Bradley's regt. ; term to expire Jan. 1, 1780. 

Sharwin, Ebenezer, Winchendon. Drummer, Capt. Abel Wilder's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 13 days. 

Sharwin, Jonathan. Corporal, Capt. John Wood's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(26th) regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. and March, 1770; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay abstract for April, 1776, dated New York ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
abstract for May, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for June, 1776, 
dated New York. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 21 

Shasbrick, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777; Capt. Wellington's co., Col. Wig- 
glesworth's regt. ; reported received State bovmty. 

Shase, Francis. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Boynton's (9th) co., 7th "Worcester 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers, year not given. [See Francis Chase.] 

Shasrel, Antony. Order dated Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Capt. Jona- 
than Davis, for cartridge boxes of which said Shasrel and others in his com- 
pany were in need and for which said Davis promised to be accountable ; order 
endorsed " Col Frye." 

Shathick, Moses. Return of 3 and 6 months men raised in Hampshire Co. from 
(late) Col. Moseley's regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Danderson (Danielson) , dated 
Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 1780; Ca^it. Leonard's co. ; engaged for town of West 
Springfield ; term, 6 months. 

Shatleaf, Ichabod, Plympton. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shatswell, Nathaniel. Capt. Asa Prince's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 1, 1777 ; discharged Jan. 3, 1778 ; service, 5 mos. 4 days, at Rhode 
Island ; roll dated Danvers ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; pay roll dated 
Providence, Dec. 31, 1777. 

Shatswell, Richard, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Thomas Bumham's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Stephen 
Perkins's CO., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1776; discharged Nov. 
16, 1776 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days, mcluding 12 days (250 miles) travel home ; 
roll dated North Castle. 

Shatsv7Ell, Richard. Return showing number of prisoners, comprising officers 
and crews of five privateers belonging to Salem, Marblehead, and Cape Ann, 
taken by a British ship-of-war, accompanying a petition to the General Court, 
asking that measures be taken to effect their release, endorsed "Aug't 11. 
1780;" signature of said Shatswell appears with those of other owners and 
agents of the captured privateers aflixed to said return. 

Shattack, Samuel, Greenfield. Sergeant, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 27, 
1780 ; residence, Greenfield ; reported reduced to Private and corresponding 
wages only allowed him for 1 mo. 27 days. 

Shattack, Samuel. Lieut. Col. Badlam's co., 2d Mass. regt. ; list of 9 months men 
[year not given, probably 1779]. 

Shattack, Timothy. Lieut. Col. Badlam's co., Col. Bailey's (2d) regt.; entered 
service July 25, 1779; discharged Ajjril 25, 1780; term, 9 months. 

Shatteck, Cato, Falmouth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, 
as returned by Moses Noyes, Chairman of Selectmen and Committee of New- 
bury, sworn to Aug. 23, 1777 ; residence, Falmoutli ; engaged for town of New- 
bury ; joined Capt. EUics's (Ellis's) co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Shatten, John. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, 
returned as received of jNIaj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex 
Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield, Aug. 6, 1780; engaged for 
town of Concord. 

Shattock, Daniel, Templeton. Corporal, Capt. William Henry's co.. Col. Whit- 
ney's regt. ; enlisted May 5, 1777 ; discharged July 5, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 
days, at Rhode Island, including 9 days (180 miles) travel to camp and home. 



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22 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shattock, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's 
regt. of guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June -, 1778 ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; joined April 1, 1778 ; service to July 4, 1778, 3 mos. 4 days, 
at Cambridge ; enlistment, 3 months from April 1 (also given April 2) , 1778. 

Shattruck, Ezekiel. Private, Capt. Joshua Lealand's co. of guards ; enlisted Oct. 
4, 1779; discharged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 7 days; company detached 
from militia by order of Gen. Hancock to man forts at and about Boston until 
Nov. 10, 1779, and stationed at Boston under Maj. Nathaniel Heath. 

Shattuc, Samuel, Greenfield. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 5th Hampshire Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Samuel Wells, sworn to 
April 7, 1779 ; residence, Greenfield ; engaged for town of Greenfield ; joined 
Capt. Maxwell's co.. Col. Bayle's (Bailey's) regt. ; term, 3 years ; a similar list 
is attested by Col. David Field. 

Shattuck, . [This name also appears under the form of Chattock, Chattuck, 

Shaddach, Shaddock, Shadduck, Shadoc, Shadock, Shadook, Shaduck, Shad- 
wich, Shadwick, Shallock, Shathick, Shattack, Shatteck, Shattock, Shattruck, 
Shattuc, Shattuk, Shattwick, Shatuck, Shatwick, Shdock, Shuttock, Shut- 
tuck.] 

Shattuck, Abel. Private, Capt. William Marean's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) 
regt. of giiards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778; en- 
listed March 28, 1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778 ; also, Capt. 
William Marean's co., Col. Stairns's (Stearns's) regt. of guards; service from 
March 27, 1778, to July 2, 1778, 3 mos. 6 days, at Cambridge, guarding troops 
of convention. 

Shattuck, Abiel. Private, Capt. John Abbot's co., Maj. Gage's regt.; enlisted 
Sept. 30, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 6, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 8 days, with Northern 
army. 

Shattuck, Abiel. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Andover for 
service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp June 26, 1780 ; 
discharged Dec. 31, 1780; service, 6 mos. 15 days, including travel (240 miles) 
home. [See Abiel Shaddock and Abel Shallock.] 

Shattuck, Abraham (also given Abram) , Pepperell. Private, Capt. Job Shat- 
tuck's CO., Col. John Robinson's regt. ; service, 6 days ; roll made up from time 
of enlistment to time of marchmg to camp, and dated Cambridge, March -, 
1776; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. 
Wright's CO., Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt., as retvirned to 
Brig. Gen. Prescott; enlisted for town of Pepperell; joined Capt. Brown's co., 
Col. Jackson's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, return of men raised to serve in 
the Contmental Army from 11th (2d Pepperell) co.. Col. Reed's (6th) regt.; 
residence, Pepperell ; engaged for town of Pepperell ; joined Capt. Benjamin 
Brown's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; term, 3 years, to expire Feb. -, 1780 ; 
also, Private, Capt. Benjamin Brown's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, 
Capt. Hartshorn's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 28, 1780. 

Shattuck, Asa. Private, Capt. John Porter's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt.. Col. 
Commandant John Jacohs's brigade ; entered service July 30, 1780 ; discharged 
Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (100 
miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shattuck, Cato, Falmouth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt. ; residence, Falmouth ; 
engaged for town of Falmouth (also given Newbury) ; joined Capt. Ellis's co., 
Col. Bigelow's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Fifer, Capt. Paul Ellis's co.. Col. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 23 



Shattuck, Cato, continued. 

Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
May 21, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of Newbury; also, same co. 
/ and regt. ; return dated Feb. 4, 1778 ; residence, Falmouth ; enlisted for town 
of Amesbury; mustered by Coimty and Continental ]Muster Masters; also, 
(late) Capt. Paul Ellis's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; jjay rolls for Jan., March, 
and April, 1779, sworn to at Pi'ovidence. 

Shattuck, Daniel, Pepperell. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Wright's (11th) co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex 
Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. Prescott; enlisted for town of Pepperell; 
joined Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, return 
of men raised to serve in the Contmental Anny from 11th (2d Pepperell) co., 
Col. Reed's (6th) regt. ; residence, Pepperell ; engaged for town of Pepperell ; 
joined Capt. Benjamin Brown's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; term, 
3 years, to expire Feb. -, 1780 ; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Brown's co.. Col. 
Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Feb. 5, 1777, to July 31, 1777 ; reported died (also given drowned) July 31, 1777. 

Shattuck, Daniel. Corporal, Capt. Ephraim Stockwell's co.. Col. Job Cushing's 
regt. ; engaged July 28, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, 
including 5 days (110 miles) travel home ; company marched to Bennington 
July 28, 1777, to reinforce anny imder Gen. Stark. 

Shattuck, David, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 6 days; reported returned home. 

Shattuck, David, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co., Col. James Pres- 
cott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton and 
Pepperell ; service, 6 days. 

Shattuck, Ebenezer (also given Ebenezer Lakin Shattuck) , Pepperell. Ac- 
count showing sums of money to be paid from the j)ublic treasury to smidry 
persons for losses sustained at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill ; amounts 
allowed in Council June 13, 1776 ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army from Capt. Wright's (11th) co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (Gtli Mid- 
dlesex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. Prescott; enlisted for town of 
Pepperell ; joined Capt. Brown's co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; 
also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 11th (2d 
Pepperell) co.. Col. Reed's (6th) regt. ; residence, Pepperell; engaged for town 
of Pepperell ; joined Capt. Benjamin Brown's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; 
term, 3 years, to expire Feb. -, 1780; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Brown's 
CO., Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Feb. 5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Hartshorn's co., Col. Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 
28, 1780. 

Shattuck, Eleazer, Pepperell. Capt. Henry Haskell's co., Col. Prescott's regt. ; 
pay abstract for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Camp at Cambridge, 
Jan. 13, 1776 ; mileage for 80 miles allowed said Shattuck. 

Shattuck, Elijah, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co. of INIinute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 8 days; reported returned home. 

Shattuck, Ephraim, Templeton. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knoulton's co.. Col. 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Dorchester home, 
dated Dorchester, Nov. 20, 1776; 64 miles travel allowed said Shattuck; also, 
Corporal, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted 



24 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shattuck, Ephraim, continued. 

Dec. 1, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay abstract for gxm and blanket money, dated Dorchester Heiglits, 
March 31, 1777. 

Shattuck, Ezekiel, Petersham. Return of men mustered by Thomas Newhal, 
Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Gates's co., Col. Putnam's regt. ; 
mustered June 26, 1777; term, 8 months; also, Private, Capt. Benjamin 
Gates's co.. Col. R. Putnam's regt.; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; resi- 
dence. Petersham ; enlisted for town of Petersham ; mustered by Capt. New- 
hall ; enlistment, 8 months ; reported discharged ; also, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's 
CO., Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted July 11, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; 
service, 3 mos. 10 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment 
raised in Worcester Co. to serve for 3 months. 

Shattuck, Ezekiel. Private, Capt. John Porter's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt., 
Col. Commandant John Jacobs's brigade; entei'ed service July 25, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days, at Rhode Island, including travel 
(SO miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shattuck, Isaiah, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co.. Col. James Pres- 
cott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton and 
Pejiperell ; service, 6 days. 

Shattuck, Jeremiah, Hollis. Private, Capt. Reuben Dow's co., Col. William 
Prescott's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 
1 mo. 1 day ; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported died 
May 29, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat, signed by Experience 
Sliattuck, widow of said Shattuck, deceased, dated Hollis, March 14, 1776. 

Shattuck, Jeremiah (also given Jeremiah, Jr.) , Pepperell. Private, Capt. John 
Nutting's CO. of MLnute-men, Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on 
the alarm of Ajjril 19, 1775; service, 6 days; also, Capt. Nutting's co.. Col. 
Prescott's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 8 days; also, comi)any return dated Cambridge, Oct. 2, 1775; also, 
certificate dated Pepijerell, Sept. 16, 1776, signed by the Selectmen, certifying 
that said Jeremiah Shattuck, Jr., of Pepperell, was the father and rightful 
heir of Jeremiah Shattuck who was killed in the battle of Bunker Hill June 
17, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Jonathan Read's regt. of 
guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and Jime -, 1778 ; enlisted March 
31, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 1, 1778 ; service to July 4, 1778, 
3 mos. 4 days, at Cambridge ; enlistment, 3 months from April 1 (also given 
April 2) , 1778. 

Shattuck, Jeremiah, Jr., Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 6 days; also, Capt. Nutting's co.. Col. Prescott's regt.; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 1 mo. 24 days; also, 
com^jany return dated Cambridge, Oct. 2, 1775 ; rej^orted killed June 17, 1775 ; 
also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat, signed by Jeremiah Shattuck, Jr., 
father of said Shattuck, deceased, dated Pepperell, Sept. 30, 1776; also, certifi- 
cate dated Pepperell, Jan. 12, 1776, signed by the Selectmen, certifying that 
Jeremiah Shattuck, of Pepperell, was the father and proper heir of said Jere- 
miah Shattuck, Jr., who was killed in battle at Charle.stown, he being at that 
time under 21 years of age and unmarried ; Jeremiah Shattuck, the father, 
served at the same time and in the same company and regiment and was also 
known as Jeremiah Shattuck, Jr. 

Shattuck, Job, Groton. Lieutenant, Capt. Josiah Sartell's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 16 days ; 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 25 

Shattuck, Job, continued. 

also, Lieutenant, Capt. Henry Haskell's CO., Col. Prescott'sregt. ; pay abstract 
for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jan. 13, 1776 ; 
mileage for 70 miles allowed said Shattuck ; also, certificate dated Feb. 17, 
1776, signed by Col. William Prescott, certifying that said Shattuck, 1st Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. Henry Haskell's co., and other officers of said company " behaved 
themselves as good officers and appeared faithfull to the Cause; " ordered in 
Council Feb. 23, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commis- 
sioned Feb. 23, 1776 ; also, Captain ; list of officers chosen in a company raised 
in Groton, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend, and Ashby, to reinforce the 
army and serve until April 1, 1776; ordered m Council Feb. 12, 1776, that said 
officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Feb. 12, 1776 ; also, Captain, 
7th CO., Col. John Robinson's regt. ; list of officers to be commissioned, endorsed 
" to April 1st 1776; " commissions to be dated Feb. 5, 1776; also. Captain, Col. 
John Robinson'.s regt. ; regimental return dated Camp Cambridge, Feb. 24, 
1776 ; also, same regt. ; service, 8 days ; roll made up from time of enlistment to 
time of marching to camp and dated Cambridge, March -, 1776 ; also, Captain, 
Col. Jonathan Reed's regt.. Gen. Bricket's brigade; ammunition return dated 
Ticonderoga, Sept. 3, 1776; also, same regt.; regimental return dated Ticon- 
deroga, Nov. 2, 1776 ; a /so, same regt. ; pay abstract for rations ; rations allowed 
said Shattuck from July 1, 1776, to Nov. 30, 1776 ; credited with 153 days allow- 
ance; also, same regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Saratoga 
home, dated Groton, Jan. 26, 1777 ; 230 miles travel allowed said Shattuck ; 
also. Captain, 2d co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers ; commissioned July 16, 1779. 

Shattuck, Job. Private, Caiit. Asa Laiirance's co. of volimteers, Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; entered .service Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1777 ; service, 
1 mo. 9 days, at the Northward, including travel home ; company raised in 
Littleton and "Westford and marched to assist army under Gen. Gates. 

Shattuck, Job. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co.. Col. John Jacobs's (Light 
Infantry) regt. ; entered service Sept. 16 (also given Sept. 13) , 1779 ; discharged 
Nov. 16, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 (also given 2 mos. 8) days, at Rhode Island; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1770, sworn to at 
Newport. 

Shattuck, Job (also given Job, Jr.). Li.st of 6 months men raised agreeable to 
resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superin- 
tendent for Middlesex Co., by Justm Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield, 
Aug. 6, 1780 ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 8, 1780; age, 21yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged 
for town of Groton ; marched to camp July 8, 1780, under command of Ebenezer 
Kent ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Groton for ser- 
vice in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched June 26, 1780 ; discharged 
Jan. 1, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 18 days, travel (220 miles) included. 

Shattuck, Joel. Receipt dated Jmie 4, 1783, signed by Ebenezer Shattuck, for 
wages due said Joel Shattuck for service to May 16, 1783, on board the frigate 
" Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manley. 

Shattuck, John, Framingham. Lieutenant, Capt. Jesse Emes's (Framingham) 
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 9 days. 

Shattuck, John, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. "William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 22 days ; reported returned home. 



26 IklASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shattuck, John, Templeton. Private, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; service, 16 days, jjrobably on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; also, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster 
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776; discharged Jan. 1, 1777; 
regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co., 
Col. Nathan Sparohawk's (Sparhawk's) regt. ; entered service Aug. 21, 1777 ; 
discharged Aug. 26, 1777; service, 10 days, on the alarm at Bennmgton of 
Aug. 21, 1777, iucluding 5 days (100 miles) travel home. 

Shattuck, John. Private, Capt. Josiah Sartell'sco., which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 5 days. 

Shattuck, John. Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co., Col. John Robinson's regt. ; en- 
listed Aug. 1, 1777 ; service, 2 mos., at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Groton ; 
also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated North Kmgston, Dec. 18, 
1777; enlistment, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 1778. 

Shattuck, John. Captain of Marines, brigantine " Hawke," commanded by Capt. 
Jonathan Oakes; engaged May 3, 1777; service, 1 mo., with the fleet mider 
Commodore John Manley. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. 

Shattuck, John, Jr., Pepperell. Private, Lieut. Isaac Woods's detachment, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge ; ser- 
vice, 3 days. 

Shattuck, Jonas, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 6 days; also, Cai^t. Nutting's co.. Col. Prescott's (10th) regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, 
company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 2, 1775; reported "to Quebeck on 
Command." 

Shattuck, Jonas. 4tli Corporal, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt. ; engaged Aug. 15, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at North river at the time 
of taking Gen. Burgoyne ; reported taken prisoner Sept. 24, 1777 ; company 
marched to Saratoga. Roll dated Littleton. 

Shattuck, Joseph, Andover. Private, Capt. Joshua Holt's (4th Andover) co., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 1^ days ; 
reported returned home. 

Shattuck, Joseph, Andover. Private, Capt. Samuel Johnson's co.. Col. Wiggles- 
worth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Albany home, sworn to 
March 7, 1777 ; 210 miles travel allowed said Shattuck. 

Shattuck, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.), Andover. Private, Capt. Joshua 
Holt's (4th Andover) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Cambridge; service, 1^ days; reported returned home; also. Corporal, Capt. 
Abbot's CO., Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for 
service from Feb. 19, 1777, to Feb. 19, 1780 ; residence, Andover ; ci'edited to 
town of Andover; reported discharged; also, Capt. Benjamin FaiTium's co.. 
Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, 
Feb. 19, 1777, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with allowance to 
March 28, 1777, 49 days, including allowance for 11 days (220 mile.s) travel; 
also. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Farnum's co.. Col. Benjamm Tupper's regt. ; 
return dated Jan. 24, 1778 ; mustered by County and Continental Muster Mas- 
ters ; term, 3 years ; reported sick at Albany. 

Shattuck, Joseph, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co.. Col. James Pres- 
cott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton and 
Pepperell ; service, 6 days. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 27 

Shattuck, Joseph, Townsend. Private, Capt. James Hosley's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Cambridge; service, 3 days; reported joined Caj^t. Nutting's co. 

Shattuck, Joseph. Private, Capt. Ephraim Jennings's co., Col. David Wells's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 2, 1777 ; service on expeditiou 
to Nortliem department. 

Shattuck, Joseph. Private, Capt. James Hosley's co. of volmiteers, Col. Jonatlian 
Reed's regt.; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Nov. 9, 1777; service, 1 mo. 
15 days ; said Shattuck reported as having formerly served as Coi-poral in local 
militia; company raised in Townsend, Pepperell, and Ashby, and marched to 
assist army under Maj. Gen. Gates. 

Shattuck, Joseph. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce tlie Continental Anny 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, 
July 21, 1780; age, 30yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark; engaged for 
town of Ashfield ; marched to camp July 21, 1780, under command of Capt. 
Isaac Pope ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Ashfield for 
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marclied July 21, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 2, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 20 days, including travel (180 miles) home. 

Shattuck, Moses, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co., Col. James Pres- 
cott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton and 
Pepperell; service, 11 days; also, Capt. Henry Haskell's co., Col. Prescott's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Camp at Cam- 
bridge, Jan. 13, 1776; mileage for 80 miles allowed said Shattuck. 

Shattuck, Moses. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, 
July 11, 1780; age, 16yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for 
town of West Springfield ; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780 ; marched to 
camp July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft ; also, pay roll for 
6 months men raised by the town of West Siiringfield for service in the Conti- 
nental Army during 1780 ; marched July 10, 1780 ; discharged July 20, 1780 ; 
service, 16 days, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. 

Shattuck, Nathan, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Minott's co., Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 20, 1777 ; discharged July 9, 1777 ; 
service, 1 mo. 29 days, at Rhode Island, includmg travel (8 days) to and from 
place of destination ; roll dated Warwick Neck ; also, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's 
CO., Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1777 ; service, 2 mos., at Rhode 
Island; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 
1777 ; enlistment, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 1778 : also, Capt. Isaac Woods's 
CO., Col. Jonathan Read's regt. of guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, 
and June -, 1778 ; enlisted April 14, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 
1, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days, at Cambridge ; enlistment, 3 months from Ai^ril 
1 (also given April 2) , 1778. 

Shattuck, Nathaniel, Andover. Private, Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, travel allowance, etc., dated Camp 
at Hull, Aug. 30, 1776 ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed 
by said Shattuck and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking 
for increase and payment of wages ; also. Private, Capt. King's co.. Col. Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from July 15, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Dec. 1, 1776, 
4 mos. 19 days ; roll dated Camp at Hull. 

Shattuck, Nathaniel, Groton. Private, Capt. Asa Lawrence's co.. Col. William 
Prescott's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 8 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported absent. 



28 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shattuck, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. John Abbot's cc, Maj. Gage's regt. ; en- 
listed Sept. 30, 1777; discliarged Nov. 6, 1777; service, 1 mo. 8 days, with 
Northern army. 

Shattuck, Nathaniel. Descriptive list of men raised to remforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. 
regt., at Springfield, July 2, 1780 ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, 
ruddy ; engaged for town of Andover ; marched to camp July 2, 1780, under 
command of Capt. Phineas Parker; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by 
the town of Andover for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched 
to camp June 2(5, 1780; discharged Dec. 31, 1780; service, (3 mos. 15 days, in- 
cluding travel (220 miles) home. 

Shattuck, Oliver, Deerfield. Private, Capt. Jonas Locke's co. of Mmute-men, 
Col. "Williams's regt., which marched on the alarm of Aj)ril 19, 1775; sei'vice, 
33 days. 

Shattuck, Oliver, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. "William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775; 
service, C days; reported returned home. 

Shattuck, Oliver. Captain, in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Barnabas 
Sears ; engaged July 17, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 28 daj's, 
including 5 days (100 miles) ti-avel home ; regiment raised from Hampshire 
Co. militia to serve for 3 months. Poll dated Deerfield. 

Shattuck, Philip, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co., Col. James Pres- 
cott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton and 
Pepperell; service, 11 days. 

Shattuck, Reuben, Bernardston. Private, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co., Col. Samuel 
"Williams's regt. of Minute-men, wliich marched Ai;)ril 20, 1775, in response to 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Greenfield ; left i^lace of rendezvous May 1, 
1775; service, 10 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, 3d Corporal, 
Capt. Agrippa "Wells's co.. Col. Asa"Whitcomb's (2.3d) regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company re- 
ceipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill; also, company 
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 22, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. Amasa Shel- 
don's CO., Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; engaged July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 
12, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 8 days, on expedition to Northern department, includ- 
ing travel (100 miles) home; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. James "Walsworth's 
15th (also given 14th) co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia commanded 
by Lieut. Col. David Wells; list of officers; commissioned Nov. 18, 1779. 

Shattuck, Reuben, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co.. Col. James 
Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton 
and Pepperell ; service, 9 days. 

Shattuck, Samuel, Greenfield. Private, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co.. Col. Samuel 
Williams's regt. of Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to 
the alann of April 19, 1775 ; left place of rendezvous May 1, 1775 ; service, 10 
days; reported enlisted into the army; also, ith Sergeant, Capt. Agrippa 
Wells's CO., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en- 
listed May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company recei]3t for wages for 
Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill ; also, company return [probably Oct., 
1775]. 

Shattuck, Samuel, Greenfield. Sergeant, 1st co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 27, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 29 

Shattuck, Samuel, continued. 

residence, Greenlield ; also, Capt. Hugh Maxwell's co., Col. John Bailey's 
regt. ; company return dated Camp near Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778 ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated West Point. 

Shattuck, Samuel. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy 
Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; entered service Dec. 23, 1776 ; 
discharged April 1, 1777; service, 100 days; company marched to Ticonderoga. 

Shattuck, Silas, Petersham. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhal, Muster 
Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Putnam's regt.; mustered 
June 26, 1777 ; term, 8 months ; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Gates's co., Col. 
R. Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; residence. Petersham ; 
enlisted for town of Petersham ; enlistment, 8 months ; reported discharged. 

Sh,\ttuck, Somers. Private, Capt. Peter Warren's co.. Col. Jonathan Mitchell's 
regt.; detached July 7, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 25, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 18 daj-s, 
on Penobscot expedition. Roll dated Falmouth. 

Shattuck, Stephen, Littleton. Private, Capt. Samuel Reed's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alama of April 19, 1775; 
service, 7 days. 

Shattuck, Stephen, Pepperell. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Wood's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt., as re- 
turned to Brig. Gen. Prescott ; residence, Pepperell ; enlisted for town of Pep- 
perell; joined Capt. Brown's co., Col. Jackson's regt.; enlistment, 3 years; 
also, Private, Capt. Benjamin Brown's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accomits for service from Feb. 5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 
also, Capt. Hartshorn's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28, 1780. 

Shattuck, Thaddeus, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Cyprian How's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 7 days ; com- 
pany discharged May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward. 

Shattuck, Thaddeus. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode 
Island. Roll sworn to at Lancaster. 

Shattuck, Thomas, Pepperell. Private, Lieut. Isaac Wood's detachment, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 4 days. 

Shattuck, Thom^^s, West Springfield. Private ; j)ay roll of part of Capt. Preserved 
Leonard's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robbinson's detachment from 3d Haniiishire 
Co. regt., which marched to reinforce Northern army; marched Oct. 21, 1776; 
service, 28 days, mcluding travel (160 miles) home. 

Shattuck, Thomas. Private, Capt. Nathan Rowle's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Rob- 
inson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; service from Dec. 25, 1776, to 
April 3, 1777, 99 days, at Ticonderoga ; mileage home (180 miles) allowed. 

Shattuck, Thomas. Corporal, Capt. Nathan Rowle's co.. Col. John Mosley's regt. ; 
engaged Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days, on 
expedition to Northern department, including travel home. 

Shattuck, Thomas. Sergeant, Capt. James Hosley's co. of volunteers. Col. Jona- 
than Reed's regt. ; engaged Sept. 26, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 9, 1777 ; service, 
1 mo. 15 days; company raised in Townsend, Pepperell, and Ashby, and 
marched to assist army under Maj. Gen. Gates. 

Shattuck, Thomas. Private, Capt. Hugh Maxwell's co.. Col. John Bailey's (2d) 
regt. ; muster roll for Julj-, 1779, dated West Point. 



30 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shattuck, Thomas. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. in 1779 to 
serve in tlie Continental Anny ; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; comiilexion, 
dark ; engaged for town of West Springfield (also given Granby) ; delivered to 
Ensign John Hubble ; also, list of men returned as received of Noah Goodman, 
Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated 
Springfield; also, Private, Capt. Samuel Flower's co., Col. John Greaton's 
(3d) regt. ; muster roll for Aug., 1779, dated Camp Highlands; enlistment, 
9 months ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated 
Continental Village ; enlisted July 23, 1779. 

Shattuck, Timothy (also given Timothy, Jr.), Townsend. Descriptive list of 
men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to 
resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Brig. Gen. Eleazer Brooks to Maj. 
Hosmer, dated Lincoln, Aug. 8, 1779; 10th co.. Col. Head's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 7 (also given 5 ft. 8) in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Townsend ; 
reported delivered to Capt. L. Bailey ; said Shattuck, with others in Col. Read's 
regt., reported as "being ali'eady mai'ched ; " also, list of 6 months men raised 
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hos- 
mer, Supermtendeut for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated 
Springfield ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Sprmg- 
field, July 9, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged 
for town of Townsend ; marched to camp July 9, 1780, under command of Lieut. 
Jackson, of the artillery; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town 
of Townsend for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 
6, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 16, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 21 days, travel (220 miles) 
included ; also, receipt signed by said Shattuck and others, for bounties paid 
them by the town of Townsend to serve in the Continental Army for the tenn 
of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also, descriptive list of men 
raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by 
Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 
in. ; comx^lexion, light ; hair, dai'k ; eyes, blue ; occupation, farmer ; engaged 
for town of Townsend ; engaged March 12, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Shattuck, Timothy. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmore's co., Col. David Field's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; service, 4 days; com- 
pany marched to the Northward at request of Gen. Gates and was dismissed by 
order of Gen. Lincoln; also, Capt. Thomas French's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Col. David Wells ; service between Sept. 23, 1777, and Oct. 18, 1777, 
11 days, in Northern department. 

Shattuck, Timothy. Private, Capt. Edmund Longley's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 22, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 12 daj's; com- 
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Shattuck, Timothy. Private, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 20, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 2 mos. 
16 days, at Rhode Island, mcluding 4 days (75 miles) travel home; regiment 
detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shattuk, William. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's 
(Hampshire Co.) regt. ; engaged July 10, 1777 ; discharged July 19, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 15 days, in Northern department, including travel (100 miles) home. 

Shattwick, Abiel. Capt. John Davis's co.. Col. Jonathan Cogswell's regt.; en- 
tered service Sept. 25, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 9 days; 
company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 31 

Shattwick, Somers. Sergeaut, Capt. John Reed's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ; 
engaged May 31, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service, 6 nios. 2 days, in de- 
fence of seacoast ; term to expire Dec. 1, 1781 ; regiment raised for defence of 
eastern Massachusetts. 

Shatuck, Thomas. Private, Capt. Samuel Flower's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt. ; 
muster roll for Oct., 1779, dated Camp near Peekskill ; enlisted July 23, 1779; 
enlistment, 9 months. 

Shatwell, Isaac, Ipswich. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Jonathan Cogswell's (3d Essex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. 
M. Farley, dated Feb. 17, 1778 ; residence, Ipswich ; engaged for town of Ips- 
wich ; joined Capt. Colton's co., Col. Greaton's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Shatwick, Somers. List of iirisonei's on board the cartel "Hostage" to be ex- 
changed for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissary [j'car 
not given, probably 1776] ; reported taken in the sloop " Retrieve " (privateer) , 
of Casco Bay, by the British ship " Milford." 

Shavally, John. Capt. William King's co.. Col. Fellows's regt. ; order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester Camp, Nov. 17, 1775. 

Shaw, . [This name also appears under the form of Shawe, Shaws, Show, Shw.] 

Shaw, . Captain, 8th co.. Col. Israel Angell's (2d Rhode Island) battalion; 

regimental pay abstract for Jan., 1778 [the 8th comi^any appears to have been 
commanded by Capt. William Humphrey on regimental pay abstracts for May- 
July, 1778]. 

Shaw, Abiathar, Norton. Private, Cajit. Silas Cobb's co., Col. Timothy Walker's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enli.sted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
7 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shaw, Abiathar, Norton. Fifer, Capt. Elisha May's co. ; enlisted Sept. -, 1776 ; 
discharged Nov. -, 1776 ; service, 2 mos. ; company served on a 2 months cam- 
paign at New York; also, Capt. George Makepeace's co.. Col. John Dagget's 
regt. ; service, 25 days; company marched Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm at Rhode 
Island. 

Shaw, Abiathar. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; 
entered service Jan. 12, 1778; discharged March 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 20 
days ; company drafted to serve for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778, under IMaj. 
Gen. Spencer at Rhode Island. Roll swoni to at Norton. 

Shaw, Abiathar. Sergeant, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. John Hathaway's 
regt. ; entered service Oct. 4, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 12, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 
11 days ; company detached from Gen. Godfrey's brigade and marched to Dor- 
chester Heights. 

Shaw, Abner, Mansfield. Corporal, Capt. James Perrj^'s co.. Col. Paul Dudley 
Sargent's regt. ; muSter roll dated Aug. 12, 1775 ; enlisted July 2, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 13 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Boston, Nov. 14, 
1775. 

Shaw, Abner, Salem. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem by Joseph Sprague, first military officer 
of said town; residence, Salem; engaged for town of Salem; joined Capt. 
Winship's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; tenn, Syeare or during war; also, Private, 
Capt. John Williams's co.. Col. R. Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 
9, 1778; residence, Salem; enlisted for town of Salem; mustered by John 
Gushing, Esq. ; reported deceased. 



32 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



Shaw, Abner. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; 
marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Howland's Ferry, 
R. I., on an alarm ; also, same co. and regt. ; entered service May 6 ; discharged 
May 9; entered service Sept. 6 ; discharged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company 
marched on two alarms at Dartmouth in 1778 ; roll dated Middleborough. 

Shaw, Abner. Private, Capt. John Dean's co., Col. Isaac Dean's (4th Bristol Co.) 
regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 9 days, 
at Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll dated Mansfield. 

Shaw, Abraham (also given Abram) , Ahington. Corporal, Capt. Edward Cohb's 
CO. of militia, Col. Edward Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in 
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Ahington and Bridgewater to 
Marshfield; service, 3 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Col. 
Edward Mitchel's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Ahington to 
" The Farms " m Braintree March 4, 1776 ; also, Capt. Cobb's co.. Col. Mitchel's 
regt.. Gen. Cushing's brigade; service, 2 weeks 1 day; company marched from 
Ahington to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm. 

Shaw, Abraham, Dighton. Private, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29 days ; 
company marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, imder command of Col. Freeman 
on a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged by Gen. Spencer 
Oct. 29, 1777. 

Shaw, Abraham, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's (2d Middleborough) 
CO. of ]\Iinute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Marshfield; service, 3 days. 

Shaw, Abraham, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 12, 1775; .service, 
2 mos. 25 days. 

Shaw, Abraham. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Washburn's (Middleborough) co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; service, 6 days, on the alarm of Dec. 8, 177G ; com- 
pany mustered at the time of the capture of Newpoi't, R. I., by the enemy. 

Shaw, Abraham. Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. of guards; 
entered service April 14, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 21 days, 
at and about Boston. 

Shaw, Abraham. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Washburn's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; entered service Sept. 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 6 days, 
on an alarm at Dartmouth. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Abraham. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; 
marclied July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; service, 3 days; company 
marched from Ahington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Abraham. Private, Capt. Henry Tew's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 6 days; company 
inarched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shaw, Abraham. Receipt dated Wells, May 10, 1782, for bounty paid said Shaw 
by Capt. John Pell, of Class No. 6 of the town of York, to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's 
(1st) CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt.; muster rolls for Jmie-Nov., 1782; 
reported joined in June, 1782; also, Capt. Smith's co., 5th Mass. regt.; mus- 
ter roll for Dec, 1782; also, Capt. Smith's co., 5th Mass. regt. commanded by 
Lieut. Col. David Cobb; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1783; balance of term 
of enlistment unexpired, 2 years, 1 month, 12 days. 

Shaw, Abraham (also given Abram). Treasury pay rolls of Capt. Thomas Cush- 
ing's CO. for service from Jan. 25, 1786, to Jan. 25, 1787, at the Castle. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 33 

Shaw, Abraham, Jr. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
"White's regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 
days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Mid- 
dleborough. 

Shaw, Abram. Private, Cajit. Thomas Cushmg's co. ; enlisted June 15, 1782; ser- 
vice to Jan. 24, 1783, 7 mos. 10 days; company raised for defence of Castle 
and Governor's Islands. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Shaw, Adam, Abington. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. for the 
term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Cobb's co., 
Col. Mitchell's regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; comijlexion, light ; resi- 
dence, Abington ; arrived at Fishkill June 27, 1778. [See Adam Cushing.] 

Shaw, Ambrose, Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co., Col. James 
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield; service, 2 days; also, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Simeon 
Gary's regt. ; enlisted Feb. 5, 1776; service to time of marching, 2 days. 

Shaw, Amos, Abington. Sergeant, Capt. Edward Cobb's co. of militia, Col. Edward 
Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Abington and Bridgewater to Marshfield ; service, 3 days ; 
also, Lieutenant, Capt. Eleazer Hamblm's co. ; list of officers belonging to Gen. 
Thomas's regt. who were commissioned May 19, 1775 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. 
Eleazer Hamlen's co.. Gen. John Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; engaged May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company re- 
turn [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shaw, Anthony. Private, Capt. William Hicks's co.. Col. Pope's regt. ; marched 
Dec. 7, 1777; returned Dec. 19, 1777; service, 13 days; company raised in 
Dartmouth. 

Shaw, Asa, New Braintree. Private, Capt. Samuel Dexter's co.. Col. Leamard's 
regt.; pay abstract for mileage from home and return, dated Roxbury Camp, 
Jan. -, 1776; mileage for 136 miles allowed said Shaw; company raised in 
Hardwick, New Braintree, and Oakham ; also, Capt. Thomas Whipple's 
CO., Col. James Converse's (Worcester Co.) regt.; service, 3 days; company 
marched towards Providence on an alarm in July, 1777. 

Shaw, Asa. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army for the tenn of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 9, 1779, as 
returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; Capt. White's co., Col. Chapin's 
regt. ; age, 32 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; hair, black (also given dark) ; engaged 
for town of Chesterfield ; also, list of men returned as received of Noah Good- 
man, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated 
Springfield ; also, list of men returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, 
by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 1779; also, Capt. Wadsworth's 
CO., Col. Bradford's (14th) regt.; entered service July 10, 1779; discharged 
April 6, 1780; term, 9 months. 

Shaw, Asa. Private, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; enlisted March 24, 1783 ; ser- 
vice to Oct. 24, 1785, 31 mos. 1 day ; company raised for defence of Castle and 
Governor's Islands ; rolls sworn to at Boston ; also, treasury pay roll of Capt. 
Thomas Cushing's co. for service from Oct. 25, 1785, to Jan. 24, 1786, at the 
Castle. 

Shaw, Asahel, Bridgewater (probably) . Private, Lieut. Samuel Dunbar's co., 
Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; 
service, 11 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Asahel. Private, Capt. James Williams, Jr.'s co. of Minute-men, which 
marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Taun- 
ton to Roxbury ; discharged April 29, 1775 ; service, 12 days. 



34 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Asahel. Trivate, Capt. Philip King's (Raynham) co., Col. George Wil- 
liams's (3d Bristol Co.) regt. ; discharged Dec. 27, 177G ; service, 19 days ; com- 
pany marched from Raynham to Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, 
on an alarm. 

Shaw, Bela. Private, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Shaw from 
July 22, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 5 mos. 10 days ; also, Capt. Benjamin Pike's co., 
Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; reported 
received from 6th co. ; also, order on Paymaster, 6th Mass. regt., payable to 
Nathan Thompson, dated Garrison at West Pomt, Nov. 3, 1783, signed by said 
Shaw and Ebenezer Whiton, for money due them for service as soldiers in said 
regiment for the year 1782. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Abington. Sergeant, Capt. William Reed's co., Col. John Bai- 
ley's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alai-m of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 1 week 1 day; also, Capt. William Reed's co.. Gen. John Thomas's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 
5 days; also, company return dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Beverly. Ensign, Capt. Caleb Dodge's co. of men belonging to 
the alai-m list of 2d Parish m Beverly, which marched on the alarm at Lexington 
and Concord April 19 and 20, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Beverly. Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Francis's co.. Col. John Mans- 
field's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Shaw and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, June 8, 1775 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; 
engaged May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, Capt. Francis's co.. Col. 
Manstield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; com- 
pany return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Shaw Benjamin, Beverly. Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's 
regt. ; detached July 29, 1778 ; service to Dec. 31, 1778, 5 mos. 7 days, at Rhode 
Lsland, includmg 4 days (75 miles) travel home ; also, Sergeant, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 14, and Nov. 
13, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shaw, Benjamin (also given Benjamin, Jr.) , Beverly. List of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from 1st, 2d, and 3d cos. in Beverly, as returned by 
Capt. Larkin Thorndike, Capt. John Woodbery, and Capt. Joseph R[ae] ; resi- 
dence, Beverly ; engaged for town of Beverly ; jomed Capt. William Porter's 
CO., Col. Francis's regt.; term, 3 years; reported as belonging to 2d Beverly 
CO. ; also. Sergeant Major, Capt. Billy Porter's co., Col. Benjamin Tupper's 
(11th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 13, 1777, to 
Oct. 2, 1777 ; reported promoted to Ensign Oct. 2, 1777 ; also, Capt. Billy Porter's 
CO., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, 
Feb. 13, 1777, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with 40 days allow- 
ance ; 240 miles travel allowed said Shaw ; company to march March 12, 1777 ; 
also. Ensign, Col. Tupper's regt. ; Continental Anny pay accounts for service 
from Oct. 2, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. Porter's co., Col. Tupper's regt. ; 
return dated Jan. 25, 1778; mustered by John Gushing, Esq., County Muster 
Master, and by Col. Verrrck, Continental Muster Master; also, order on the 
Board of War, dated Camp near Valley Forge, April 8, 1778, signed by said 
Shaw, Ensign, and others belonging to Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt., Brig. Gen. 
Paterson's brigade, for clothing to replace that lost on retreat from Ticonderoga ; 
also, order on the Board of War, in favor of Capt. Samuel Page, dated Dan- 
bury, Oct. 12, 1778, signed by said Shaw and other oflBcers of Col. Tupper's 
re'i't., for clothing due them as a donation from the State; also, Ensign, Capt. 



IN THE WAR OF TIIP: REVOLUTION. 35 

Shaw, Benjamin (also given Benjamin, Jr.), continued. 

Porter's CO., Col. Tapper's regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated "West Point; 
appointed Oct. 2, 1777 ; also, Capt. Porter's (4tli) co.. Col. Tapper's (15th) regt. ; 
muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for ISIarch, 1779, dated 
West Point ; reported on furlough by leave of Gen. McDougall from Jan. 28, 
1779, to April 1, 1779; also, Col. Tupper's (11th) regt.; return of officers for 
clothing, dated West Point, Aug. 10, 1779 ; also, Lieutenant, same regt. ; Con- 
tinental Amiy pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; re- 
ported as serving as Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Pattei-son from Dec. 23, 1779, to Dec. 
31, 1780; also, Lieutenant, same regt. ; list of officers promoted m the Conti- 
nental Army and for whom warrants were made out ; warrant issued July 28, 
1780; also, same regt.; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, Dec. 15, 
1780; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Porter's (1st) co., Col. Tupper's (11th) regt.; 
muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officere for Oct.-Dec, 1780, dated 
Hutts near West Point; appointed March 18, 1780; also, Col. Tupper's (10th) 
regt., commanded by Col. Thomas Marshall prior to Jan. 1, 1781 ; pay roll 
made up for wages and subsistence to Jan. 1, 1782; wages and subsistence 
allowed said Shaw from Jan. 1, 1781, 4 mos. 1 day ; reported resigned May 2, 
1781. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Danvers. Private, Capt. Israel Hutchinson's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Danvers. Capt. Francis Symonds's (9th) co.. Col. John Glover's 
(21st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shaw and others, dated 
Cambridge, June 27, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 30, 1775; service, 2 mos. 7 days; also, company re- 
turn [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 25, 1775. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Mansfield. List of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster 
Master for Bristol Co., dated Sept. 2, 1777; Capt. Silas Cobb's co.. Col. Dan- 
forth Keyes's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Silas Cobb's co., Col. Danforth Keyes'a 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 29, 1777; service to Jan. 2, 1778, 4 mos. 4 days, at Rhode 
Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Providence. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Samuel White's co., Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt. ; entered service Aug. 19, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 8, 1778 ; 
service, 21 days, on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Ben,jamin, Mansfield. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of (> months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, 
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, 
at Springfield, July 14, 1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, 
ruddy ; engaged for town of Mansfield ; marched to camp July 14, 1780, mider 
command of Capt. Hancock ; also. Private, Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. Col. 
Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; muster roll for July, 1780, dated Camp "Tenith; " 
enlisted July 14, 1780; enlistment, G months; also, list of men raised for the 
6 months service and retvimed by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Private; pay roll for 
6 months men belonging to the town of Mansfield raised for service in the Con- 
tinental Army during 1780; marched to camp July 15, 1780; discharged Jan. 
15, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 11 days, including travel (200 miles) home ; also, Capt. 
Noah Allen's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, 
dated West Point; enlisted July 14, 1780; discharged Jan. 14, 1781; enlist- 
ment, 6 months. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Seth Turner's co.. Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; enlisted May 23, 1776; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 9 days; 
also, same co. and regt. ; service between Oct. 31, 1776, and Jan. 1, 1777, 1 mo. ; 
company stationed at Hull. 



36 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Benjamin, Middleborough. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster 
]SIaster for Pljanouth Co., dated Pembroke, Jiuie 10, 1777; residence. Middle- 
borough ; enlisted for town of Middleborougli ; enlisted by Capt. Benson ; en- 
listment to expire Jan. 10, 1778; also, Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's co., Col. 
Rufus Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. -, 1778; mustered by Capt. 
Hatch ; enlistment, 8 months ; reported discharged Jan. 10, 1778. 

Shaw, Benjamin, PljTnpton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. James Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Salem. Private, Capt. Joseph Hiller's co., Col. Jonathan Tit- 
comb's regt. ; arrived at destination May 6, 1777 ; discharged July 6, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home. 
Roll dated Cami) at Providence. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Private, Capt. James Prentiss's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; 
pay abstract fortravel allowance, etc., home from place of discharge, Saratoga, 
endorsed " Travel from Fort Edward; " 240 miles travel allowed said Shaw; 
warrant allowed in Council, Feb. 3, 1777. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Sergeant, Capt. Oliver Lyman's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster 
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Groton; engaged Dec. 1, 
1776 ; reported discharged Jan. 28, 1777 ; regiment raised to serve until March 
1, 1777. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Jesse Sturtevant's co., Col. Titcomb's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 4 days; company marched to Rhode Island April 28, 1777. Roll 
dated Halifax. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Capt. Abiel Clap's co.. Col. Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; ser- 
vice, 34 days ; company marched to Rhode Island July 24, 1777. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Zadok BufBnton's co., Col. Samuel Johnson's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 18, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777, at Cambridge ; service, 
3 mos. 13 days, in Northern department ; company raised to serve until Nov. 
30, 1777. Roll sworn to at Salem. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Lsaac Hodges's co.. Col. Carpenter's regt. ; service 
from July 27, 1778, to Aug. 13, 1778, 18 days, at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Capt. Elijah "Walker's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; entered 
service Oct. 7, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 2 mos. 8 days ; company 
detached from Gen. Godfrey's brigade and marched to Dorchester Heights. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt. ; engaged June 26, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 24, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 28 
(also given 2 mos. 29) days, at Penobscot. 

Shaw, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Elihu Gifford's co., Col. Turner's regt.; entered 
service July 13, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1781 ; service at Rhode Island ; regi- 
ment raised in Bristol and Barnstable counties to serve for 5 months. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Jr., Beverly. Private, Lieut. Peter Shaw's co., which marched 
probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Jr., Beverly. Private, Capt. Israel Hutchinson's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Jr., Beverly. Capt. Ebenezer Francis's co.. Col. John Mansfield's 
regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Shaw and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 8, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and i"egt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; 
enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, Capt. Francis's co.. Col. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 37 

Shaw, Benjamin, Jr., continued. 

Mansfield's (lOth) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; com- 
pany return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Jr., Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co., Col. James 
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Benjamin, Jr. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co., Col. Ehenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 12 days ; company marched to Howland's 
Ferry, R. I., on an alarm; also, same co. and regt.; entered service May 6; 
discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6 ; discharged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; 
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth in 1778; roll dated Middle- 
borough ; also, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ; marched 
Aug. 2, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; company marched to 
Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm ; roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Benoni (also given Benjamin) . List of men mustered between Sept. 10, 
and Sept. 24, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. 
Robinson's regt. ; enlisted by Capt. HoUis ; also. Private, Capt. Silas Hollis's 
CO., Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted July 1, 1777 ; service to Jan. 1, 1778, 
5 mos., at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Benoni. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 7, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 26 days, 
at Cambridge. 

Shaw, Benoni. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. ; 
marched April 6, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days ; com- 
pany raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights. 

Shaw, Benoni. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish'sregt. ; 
entered service July 27, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 21, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 25 days, 
at and about Boston ; enlistment, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shaw, Beriah, Abington. Private, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d 
Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushing's brigade ; 
marched Dec. 9, 1776 ; service, 1 week 5 days ; comiiany marched to Bristol, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Beriah. Private, Capt. Nathan Harwood's co.. Col. John Dickason's (Dick- 
inson's) regt. ; enlisted July 19, 1777 ; discharged July 31, 1777 ; service, 15 
days, including travel (60 miles) home ; company marched to Manchester to 
join forces under Col. Warner on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Chesterfield. 

Shaw, Brackley, Abington. Petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed 
by said Shaw and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for 
increase and payment of wages; also, Private, Capt. Isaac Thayer's co., Col. 
Thomas Marshall's regt. ; service from July 31, 1776, to Jan. 1, 1777, 5 mos. ; 
reported enlisted Aug. 2, 1776; also, Capt. Robert Davis's co.. Col. Freeman's 
regt. ; service, 27 days ; company raised for a secret expedition to Rhode Island ; 
roll sworn to in Suffolk Co., Dec. 4, 1777; also, Capt. William Tupper's co., 
Col. Nathan Sparhawk'sregt. ; entered service Sept. 28, 1778; discharged Dec. 
14, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 16 days, at Boston ; roll sworn to at Middleborough ; 
also, Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck's co. ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1780; service to 
Oct. 24, 1781, 21 mos. 24 days ; reported as having gone in the " Alliance " Feb. 
7, 1781, returned June 12, 1781 ; company raised for defence of Castle and Gov- 
ernor's Islands and commanded by His Excellency John Hancock ; roll sworn 
to at Boston; also, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from Oct. 25, 1781, to 
date of discharge, March 24, 1782, 5 mos. ; company raised for defence of Castle 
and Governor's Islands; roll sworn to at Boston. 



38 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Caleb, Cavendish. Matrass, Capt. Joseph Chadwick's co.. Col. Richard 
Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 10, 
1775; service, 22 days; also, company return dated No. 3, Charlestown, Sept. 
30, 1775; reported enlisted for Canada Sept. 10, 1775. 

Shaw, Caleb, Weymouth. Private, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Independent) co. ; 
enlisted May 9, 1775 ; service, 8 mos. ; also, Capt. Trufont's co., Gen. Spencer's 
brigade; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Weymouth, 
Dec. 21, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Independent) co. ; en- 
listed Jan. 1, 1776 ; service to May 22, 1776, 4 mos. 22 days ; company stationed 
at Weymouth for defence of seacoast ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 
17, 1776, signed by said Shaw and others belonging to battalion stationed at 
Hull, asking for uicrease and payment of wages ; also, Capt. Tiiifant's co.. Col. 
Josiah Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 22, 1776 ; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 
9 days ; roll dated Camp at Hull ; also, Drummer, same co. ; service from Dec. 
1, 1776, to Jan. 1, 1777, 1 mo. ; company raised for defence of seacoast and sta- 
tioned at Hull ; also. Drummer, Capt. Pool's (Independent) co. ; muster return 
of four Independent cos. stationed at Hull, dated March 1, 1777 ; age, 23 yrs. ; 
reported mustered by Daniel Souther, Muster Master ; also, Drummer, Capt. 
Silas Wild's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of guards ; jomed Nov. 12, 1777 ; service to 
April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 22 days, at Cambridge guarding troops of convention ; also, 
Drummer, Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck's co. ; enlisted Dec. 1, 1779; service 
to Oct. 24, 1781, 22 mos. 24 days ; company raised for defence of Castle and Gov- 
ernor's Islands and commanded by His Excellency John Hancock ; roll sworn 
to at Boston ; also. Drummer, Capt. Thomas Cushmg's co. ; service from Oct. 
25, 1781, to Jan. 24, 1783, 15 mos. ; company raised for defence of Castle and 
Governor's Islands; rolls sworn to at Boston; also. Drummer, Capt. Amos 
Lincoln's co. of matrosses ; enlisted Jan. 25, 1783 ; service, 2 mos. 3 days ; re- 
ported died March 26, 1783 ; roll dated Boston. 

Shaw, Calvin, Abington. Drummer, Capt. William Ptced's co., Col. John Bailey's 
regt. of Mmute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
1 week 4 days; also. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's 
regt. ; service, 5 days; company marched from Abington to " The Farms" la 
Braintree March 4, 1776 ; also. Drummer, Capt. Cobb's co.. Col. Mitchel's regt., 
Gen. Cushing's brigade; service, 1 week 3 days; company marched from 
Abington to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm; also. Private, Capt. 
Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; marched July 30, 1780; dis- 
charged Aug. 1, 1780; service, 3 days; company marched from Abington to 
Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Calvin, Becket. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
Capt. Peter Porter's (Becket) co., 3d Berkshire Co. regt.; residence, Becket; 
engaged for town of Becket; jomed Capt. Warren's co., Col. Baley's regt.; 
term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 
1778, by Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; reported received 
State bounty; also. Private, 6th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from May 15, 1777, to May 19, 1778 ; reported 
died May 19, 1778; also, Capt. Isaac Warren's (6tli) co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt. ; company return dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; reported mus- 
tered by County Muster Master. 

Shaw, Chipman. Private, Capt. Job Peirce's co., Col. Theophilus Cotten's (PljTn- 
outh Co.) regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough ; service, 30 days, 
at Rhode Island ; also, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. 
of guards; entered service ISIay 17, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 
1 mo. 28 days, at and about Boston; also, Capt. Abishai Tmkham's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; entered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered 
service Sept. 6 ; discharged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched from 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 39 

Shaw, Chipman, continued. 

Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms in 1778 ; also, Capt. Edward Spar- 
row's CO., Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 27, 
1780 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days ; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months ; roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Christopher (also given Crispan), Rochester. Descriptive list of men 
raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable 
to resolve of Jiuie 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, 
by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 8, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 

5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Rochester; arrived at 
Springfield July 8 (also given July 9) , 1780 ; marched to camp July 8, 1780, 
under command of Ebenezer Kent, Esq. ; also, Private, Capt. James Tisdale's 
CO., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt.; muster roll for July, 1780, sworn to at 
Steenrapie; enlisted July 8, 1780; enlistment, 6 months; also, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780, dated Camp Oraiigetown ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1780; also, list of men raised for the 

6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Rochester for service in the Continental Army 
durmg 1780; marched July 3, 1780; discharged Jan. 8, 1781; service, 6 mos. 
17 days, including travel (240 miles) home. 

Shaw, Crispus, Middleborough. Private, Capt. AbielPeirce's (2d Middleborough) 
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of Aj)ril 19, 1775, to Marshfleld ; 
service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Crispus, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve m the Continental 
Army from Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co.. Col. Sprout's (4th) regt. ; residence, 
Middleborough ; engaged for town of Middleborough ; joined Capt. Benson's 
CO., Col. Putnam's regt. ; also, list of men mustered between May 26, 1777, and 
June 10, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; age, 36 yrs. ; 
enlisted by Capt. Benson ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, Private, Capt. Joshua 
Benson's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's 5th (also given 4th) regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from May 15, 1777, to May 14, 1780; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. -, 1778; mustered by Capt. Hatch. 

Shaw, Crispus. Private, Capt. Amos "Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; entered service Sept. 5, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1778 ; service, 6 days, 
on an alarm at Dartmouth. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Dan. Private, Sergt. Jesse Perkins's detachment from Capt. Josiah Pack- 
ard's CO., Col. Edward Mitchell's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776; 
service, 2 weeks 2 days ; detachment marched to Rhode Island on the alarm 
of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Shaw, D.\niel, Abington. Private, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d 
Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushhig's brigade ; 
marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 2 weeks 2 days; company marched to Bristol, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Daniel, Ashfield. Private, Lieut. Samuel Bartlet's co., which marched 
April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to April 26, 
1775, 5 days; a^so. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Webber's (9th) co.. Col. John 
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester Camp, 
Dec. 25, 177.") ; also, list of men raised to serve In the Continental Army from 
Capt. Elisha Cranson's co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt. ; enlisted for town of 



40 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Daniel, continued. 

Ashfield ; joined Capt. Bartlit's co., Col. "Wesson's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; 
reported a Corporal ; a similar list is attested by Col. David Field ; also, list of 
men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by Truman Wheler, 
Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Cliadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; 
reported received State bounty; also, Corporal, Lieut. Col. Milieu's co.. Col. 
James Wesson's regt. ; Continental Anny pay accounts for service from Feb. 
17,1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Ashfield; also, (late) Capt. Samuel Bart- 
lett's CO., Col. Wesson's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before 
Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, 
etc. 

Shaw, Daniel, Hartwood (Becket) . Sergeant, Capt. Peter Porter's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Paterson's regt., which marched April 23, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 13 days ; also, Ca]3t. Thomas 
Williams's co., Col. John Paterson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
engaged May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, company return [probably 
Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp 
No. 3, Charlestown, Dec. 23, 1775 ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Asa Stowers's co.. Col. 
John Brown's regt. ; entered service June .30, 1777; discharged July 26, 1777; 
service, 26 days; company marched to Saratoga; also, Clerk, Lieut. Jabez 
Cornish's co.. Col. John Brown's regt.; entered service Aug. 14, 1777; dis- 
charged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 9 days, at Bennington ; also, Sergeant, Capt. 
Asa Stowers's co., Col. John Brown's regt.; entered service Sept. 21, 1777; 
discharged Sept. 29, 1777 ; service, 8 days, at Stillwater. 

Shaw, Daniel, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's co., Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 5, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, comjiany return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Lieut. 
William Tomson's (probably Cajit. Joshua Benson's) co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ten's regt. ; order for bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, 
Nov. 14, 1775 [name crossed out on order]. 

Shaw, Daniel, New Salem. Becommendation addressed to the General Court, dated 
Northfield, March 15, 1776, signed by Phineas Wright and others, field officers 
of 6th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia, recommending said Shaw as 
Adjutant in said regiment ; in Council May 7, 1776, read and sent down ; also, 
official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated May 8, 1776 ; 
said Shaw chosen Adjutant, 6th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; appoint- 
ment concurred in by Covmcil May 8, 1776 ; reported commissioned May 7 [ ? ], 
1776 ; also. Adjutant, Hampshire Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Williams; regimental return dated Warwick, Dec. 31, 1778; commissioned 
May 8, 1776. 

Shaw, Daniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co.. Col. Simon Cary's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 7 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776, and sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Daniel. Private, Cajit. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; 
entered service May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 9, 1778 ; service, 3 days ; company 
marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sept., 1778. Roll 
sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Daniel. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 days ; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shaw, Darius. Private, Capt. Philip King's (RaJ^lham) co., Col. George Wil- 
liams's (.3d Bristol Co.) regt. ; discliarged Dec.31, 1776; service, 25 days ; com- 
pany marched from Raynham to Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, on 
an alarm. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 41 

Shaw, Darling, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Joshua "White's co.. Col. John 
Cushing's regt. ; drafted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 60 days, at Rhode Island ; roll 
dated Newport ; also, Capt. Amos Washburn's (Middleborough) co.. Col. Eben- 
ezer Si)rout's regt.; service, 12 days, on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; company 
mustered at the time of the capture of Newport, R. I., by the enemy; also, 
Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Tliomas Carpenter's regt. ; service between July 
20, 1777, and Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 6 days, at Rhode Island ; company raised in 
Plymouth Co. ; also, Cai)t. Washburn's co.. Col. Sproutt's regt. ; enlisted May 
6, 1778; discharged May 7, 1778; service, 2 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth; 
also, same co. and regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 
1778 ; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth. 

Shaw, Darling, Shutesbury. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, 
returned as received of Justm Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, 
at Sprmgfield, July 9, 1780 ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; 
engaged for town of Shutesbury ; arrived at Springfield July 8, 1780 ; marched 
to camj) July 9, 1780, under command of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery ; also, 
list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Patersou 
as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, 
Ijay roll for 6 months men belonging to the towns of Erving and Shutesbury 
raised for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camji July 
6, 1780; discharged Dec. 18, 1780; service, 5mos. 21 days, uicludmg travel (160 
miles) home. 

Shaw, David, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Elisha Mitchell's co.. Col. Simeon 
Cary's regt. ; service from time of enlistment to time of marching, 6 days. 
Roll dated Bridgewater, April 2, 1776. 

Shaw, David, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's (1st Middle- 
borough) CO. of militia, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Marshfield; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. 
Theopliilus Cotton's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, 
Lieut. William Tomson's (probably Capt. Joshua's Benson's) co.. Col. The- 
ophilus Cotten's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Roxbury, Nov. 14, 1775. 

Shaw, David, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Perez Churchell's co.. Col. Sjirout's regt. ; residence, Middle- 
borough ; enlisted for town of Middleborough ; joined Capt. Benson's co.. Col. 
Putnam's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years; also, list of men mustered between May 
26, 1777, and Jime 10, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; 
age, 45 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Benson; also, Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's 
CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's 5th (also given 4th) regt. ; Contuiental Army pay 
accoimts for service from May 15, 1777, to May 14, 1780; also, same co. and 
regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. -, 1778; mustered by Capt. Hatch. 

Shaw, David, Palmer. Private, Capt. David Speer's co. of militia. Col. Pynchon's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days ; also, Cor- 
poral, Capt. Sylvanus Walker's co., Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days; 
also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent m money dated Roxbury, Oct. 31, 1775; also. Sergeant, Capt. Caleb 
Keep's CO., Col. Israel Chapen's regt. ; engaged Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 
21, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel 
home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shaw, David. Private, Capt. Nathaniel AY^od's co.. Col. Simon Cary's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 6 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776, and sworn to at Middle- 
borough. 



42 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, David. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. John Cushing's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 59^ days ; company stationed at Newport, R. I. 
Roll dated Bridgewater. 

Shavt, David. Private, Lieut. Joshua Alden's detachment, Col. Mitchell's regt. ; 
service, 16 days, on the alarm at Bristol of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll endorsed " Alarm 
Roll to Providence iu Dec'r 1776." 

Shaw, David, Private, Capt. Joseph Keith's co., Col. Cotton's regt. ; service from 
Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I. 

Shaw, David. Private, Capt. Edward Hammond's co. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; 
discharged Sept. 13, 1779; service, 1 mo. 4 days, travel (80 miles) included; 
company detached from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 1 month m a regi- 
ment under Samuel Fisher, Commandant. 

Shaw, David. Private, Capt. Joseph Richardson's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 19, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 12 days, at 
Claverack, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home; regiment raised for 
3 months. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Shaw, David, 2d. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ; 
marched Avig. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Middlehorough. 

Shaw, Ebenezer, Ahington. Captam, serving as 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Edward 
Cobb's CO. of militia. Col. Edward Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 
1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Ahington and Bridge- 
water to Marshfield ; service, 3 days. 

Shaw, Ebenezer, Ahington. Private, Capt. Jacob Gould's co.. Col. Greaton's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 16, 1775; service, 6 weeks 
3 days. 

Shaw, Ebenezer, Ahington. Private, Capt. Eleazer Hamlen's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shaw, Ebenezer, Ahington. Petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed 
by said Shaw and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for 
increase and payment of wages; also, Fifer, Capt. Isaac Thayer's co.. Col. 
Thomas Marshall's regt.; engaged June 17, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 6 
mos. 14 days. 

Shaw, Ebenezer (also given Ebenzer, Jr.) , Ahington. Return of men raised to 
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Edward Cobb's co. (North co. in 
Ahington) , 3d Plymouth Co. regt. ; residence, Ahington ; engaged for town of 
Ahington; joined Capt. Seth Drew's co.. Col. Baley's regt.; term, 3 years; 
also, list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; 
Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Judah Alden; term, during 
war; also, Private, Capt. Judah Alden's co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; com- 
pany return dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778. 

Shaw, Ebenezer, Ahington. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. for 
the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to 
resolve of April 20, 1778; Capt. Cobb's co.. Col. Mitchell's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, dark; residence, Ahington; arrived at Fish- 
kill June 27, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, 
Commissioner, by Capt. John Santford, of Col. Malcom's regt. 

Shaw, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. David Kingman's co.. Col. Edward Mitchell's 
regt. ; service, 6 days ; company served on an alarm at Squantum, or Brain- 
tree Farms, in March, 1776. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 43 

Shaw, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Benjamin Smith's co. ; service from Jan. 22, 
177G, to May 31, 177G, 4 mos. 10 days; company stationed at Martha's Vineyard 
for defence of seacoast. 

Shaw, Ebenezer. Pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine " Rising Empire," 
commanded by Capt. Richard Whellen ; engaged INIay 27, 1776 ; discharged 
Sept. 4, 1776 ; service, 3 mos. 8 days. Roll sworn to in Bristol Co. 

Shaw, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. John Cushing's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 59| days ; company stationed at New- 
port, R. I. Roll dated Bridgewater. 

Shaw, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Col. Edward Mitchel's regt., 
Gen. Cushing's brigade; service, 2 weeks; company marched from Abmgton 
to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm. 

Shaw, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Joshua Jordan's co.. Col. Jonathan Mitchall's 
regt. ; service from July 7, 1779, to Sept. 25, 1779, 2 mos. 20 days, on Penobscot 
expedition. Roll dated Cape Elizabeth. 

Shaw, Edvardus. List of men who had money advanced them by their Captain 
for travelling expenses to camp, etc., dated Camp at Winter Hill, Feb. -, 1776; 
also, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hill's co.. Col. Edmiuul Phinney's regt. ; muster 
roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776 ; enlisted Feb. 13, 1776. 

Shaw, Edward, Beverly. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 1st, 2d, and 3d cos. in Beverly, as returned by Capt. Larkin Thonidike, 
Capt. John Woodbery, and Capt. Jo.seph R[ae] ; residence, Beverly; engaged 
for town of Beverly; joined Capt. Billy Poter's co., Col. Francis's regt.; 
term, 3 years ; reported as belonging to 2d Beverly co. ; also, Fife Major, Capt. 
Porter's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Feb. 13, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Billy Porter's co.. 
Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, 
Feb. 13, 1777, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with 40 days allow- 
ance ; 240 miles travel allowed said Shaw ; company to march March 12, 1777 ; 
also, Capt. Porter's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778; mus- 
tered by John Cushing, Esq., County Muster Master, and by Col. Verrick, Con- 
tinental Muster Master ; also, Capt. Porter's co.. Col. Tupper's regt.; muster 
roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Point; also. Colonel's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; 
muster roll for March, 1779, dated West Point; also, Fifer, Colonel's co.. Col. 
Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, 
to Feb. 13, 1780. 

Shaw, Edward, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Daniel Hills's co. of militia. Col. John- 
son's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge, under 
command of Lieut. Samuel Clements ; service, 6 days. 

Shaw, Edward. Private, Capt. Winthrop Boston's (Baston's) co. ; enlisted Jan. 
29, 1776; company raised in North Yarmouth, Brunswick, Harpswell, New 
Gloucester, New Boston (Gray) , and Windham, Cumberland Co., for 2 months 
service during the siege of Boston in 1776. 

Shaw, Edward. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lindsey's co. ; service between Dec. 10, 
1776, and March 18, 1777, 2 mos. 12 days; company raised in Marblehead to 
reinforce Continental Army; affidavit dated Marblehead, June 25, 1840, made 
by Nathaniel Lindsey, son of Capt. Lindsey, on reverse of roll, declares the 
same to be a true copy of the original found among his father's papers, and 
that the service was rendered at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Edward. Treasury pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine " Pallas," 
commanded by Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 
20, 1779, on Penobscot expedition. 



44 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Edward. Sailor, ship "Eagle," coinmaiided by Capt. "William Groves; 
descriijtive list of officers and crew, sworn to June 17, 1780; stature, 5 ft.; 
complexion, dark. 

Shaw, Eliab, Hallowell (also given Woolwich) . Capt. Samuel McCobb'sco., Col. 
John Nixon's (5th) regt. ; receipt for advance jjay, signed by said Shaw and 
others, dated Cambridge, June 26, 1775; also, list of men returned as probably 
serving on main guard at Prospect Hill under Lieut. Col. L. Baldwm, dated 
July 3, 1775; also, Private, Cajit. McCobb'sco., Col. Nixon's regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 1, 1775; service, 2 mos. 5 days; also, com- 
pany return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 7, 1775. 

Shaw, Eliab. 2d Sergeant, Capt. Timothy Heald's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt.; entered service June 30, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos. 
27 days, on Penobscot expedition. 

Shaw, Elijah, Dighton. Capt. Ephraim Hathaway's co.. Col. Pope's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 17 days, on the alann at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776; company marched 
to camp at Bristol and thence to Howland's Ferry. 

Shaw, Elijah, Dighton. Corporal, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29 days ; 
company marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, under command of Col. Freeman 
on a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged by Gen. Spencer 
Oct. 29, 1777. 

Shaw, Elijah, Mansfield. List of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster Master 
for Bristol Co., dated Sept. 2, 1777; Capt. Silas Cobb's co.. Col. Dauforth 
Keyes's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Silas Cobb's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 29, 1777; service to Jan. 2, 1778, 4 mos. 4 days, at Rhode 
Island ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at 
Providence; also, Capt. Samuel White's co.. Col. Thomas Carjjenter's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 19, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 8, 1778 ; service, 21 days, on 
expedition to Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Elijah, Weymouth. Ensign, Capt. Jacob Goold's co. ; return of Gen. 
Heath's regt., dated May 20, 1775; company stationed at Dorchester Camp; 
also, Capt. Goold's co., Col. Greaton's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
engaged May 11, 1775; service, 11 weeks 5 days; also, Cajit. Goold's co., 36th 
regt. ; company return dated Fort No. 2 [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported com- 
missioned April 27, 1775. 

Shaw, Elijah. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Paull's co., Col. John Dagget's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 25, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 1, 1778 ; service, 9 (also given 8) 
days, including travel home ; comjiany detached from militia for service at 
Rhode Island. Roll dated Berkley. 

Shaw, Elijah. Corporal, Capt. Seth Talbut's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered service March 27, 1779 ; discharged April 15, 1779 ; service, 20 days, at 
Fall River and Little Compton, R. I. 

Shaw, Elijah. Private, Capt. Josiah King's co.. Col. Mitchel's regt. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade ; 
service, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 
1780. Roll sworn to at Taunton. 

Shaw, Elijah. Corporal, Capt. Henry Tew's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 2, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 6 days ; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shaw, Elijah. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bates's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days; regi- 
ment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 



IN THE WAll OF THE REVOLUTION. 45 

Shaw, Elijah. Private, Capt. Jonah Washburn's co., Col. Ebenezer "White's regt. ; 
marclied Aug. 1, 1780; discliarged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company- 
marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780; roll sworn to at Mid- 
dlehorough ; also, Capt. Henry Peirce's co.. Col. Tlieophilus Cotton's regt.; 
enlisted March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 31, 1781 ; service, 26 days, at Rhode 
Island, including travel (<J5 miles) out and home ; company raised by order 
of his Excellency John Hancock to serve for 40 days, unless sooner discharged. 

Shaw, Elijah. Marine, ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil- 
liams; engaged Nov. 24, 1780; service, 5 mos. 11 days; reported captured 
May 5, 1781. 

Shaw, Elijah, Jr., Dighton. Private, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29 days; 
company marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, under command of Col. Freeman 
on a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged by Gen. Spencer 
Oct. 29, 1777. 

Shaw, Elisha. Private, Capt. Acter Patten's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; 
entered service July 6, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 25, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 19 days, 
on Penobscot expedition. Roll sworn to in Lincoln Co. and certified at 
Topsham. 

Shaw, Elisha. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co., Col. John Allen's regt.; 
engaged Oct. 2, 1777; discharged Dec. 31, 1777; service, 3 mos. 10 days, in- 
cluding 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for defence of 
Machias; also. Ensign, Capt. Jordan Parker's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt. ; engaged May 15, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 15 days, 
at the Eastward ; roll sworn to at Georgetown, Lincoln Co. 

Shaw, Elkanah, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co., Col. Jere- 
miah Hall's regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 177(5; service, 92 days; company marched 
to Bristol, R. I. ; also, Capt. Amos Washburn's co.. Col. Waide'sregt. ; entered 
service June 22, 1778 ; discharged July 17, 1778 ; service, 25 days, on expedition 
to Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Ephraim, Middleborough. Li.st of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Perez Churchell's co., Col. Sprout's regt. ; residence, Mid- 
dleborough; enlisted for town of Middleborough; joined Capt. Benson's co., 
Col. Putnam's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years; also, list of men mustered between 
April 24, 1777, and May 7, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster JNIaster for Plymouth 
Co. ; Col. Putnam's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Benson ; also, Fifer, 
Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from April 25, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; reported as serv- 
ing 10 mos. as Fifer, 22 mos. 6 days as Private, having been reduced to the 
ranks; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. -, 1778; mustered 
by Capt. Hatch ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 24, 1780. 

Shaw, Ephraim, Middleborough. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also. Private ; pay roll for 6 months men raised 
by the town of Middleborough for service in tlie Continental Army during 1780 ; 
marched to camp Jvily 18, 1780; discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 4 mos. 29 
days, including travel (240 miles) home. [See Stephen Shaw.] 

Shaw, Ephraim. Receipt dated Middleborough, March 20, 1781, for bounty paid 
said Shaw by Class No. 21 of the town of Middleborough to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Shaw, Erwixe, Palmer. Corporal, Capt. David Speer's co. of militia. Col. Pynchon's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 13 days. 



46 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Ezekiel. Private, Capt. Roger Libby's co. ; joined Oct. 1, 1779; discharged 
Oct. 23, 1779; service at the Eastward with detachment of Cumberland Co. 
militia commanded by Nathaniel Jordan, Esq. 

Shaw, Ezka, Abington. Corporal, Capt. William Reed's co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. 
of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days. 

Shaw, Ezra, Egremont. Private, Capt. John Holms's co. of Minute-men, Col. John 
Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 17 days. 

Shaw, Ezra, Egremont. Private, Lieut. Moses Soul's co. of Minute-men, Col. John 
Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19,1775; service, 17 days; company served until May 7, 1775; a^so, Capt. Moses 
Soul's CO., Col. Jolm Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en- 
listed May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 
1775 ; also, Capt. Ezra Badlam's co. of the train of artilleiy ; return dated Rox- 
bmy Camp, June 23, 1775; enlisted Jime 6, 1775; reported jomed from Capt. 
Soul's CO., Col. Fellows's regt. ; also, Capt. Moses Soul's co., Col. John Fel- 
lows's regt. ; order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Dorchester, Nov. 1, 1775. 

Shaw, Ezra. Sergeant, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 days ; company 
marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Follansbe, Chester (also given Sandown). Private, Capt. Thomas Cogs- 
well's CO., Col. Gerrish's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 
24, 1775; service, 99 days; also, Capt. Cogswell's (2d) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi 
Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; pay abstract for Sept., 1775, dated 
Sewall's Point ; also, company return dated Camp at Sewall's Point, Sept. 27, 
1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Sew- 
all's Pomt, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Shaw, Francis, Gouldsborough. Private, Capt. John Hall's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt. ; service from Aug. 7, 1779, to Sept. 7, 1779, 1 mo., 
at Penobscot ; company marched on expedition to Majorbagaduce Aug. 7, 1779, 
by order of Gen. Lovel ; also, Capt. Henry Dyer's co. of rangers ; enlisted April 
1, 1780; discharged May 1, 1780; service, 1 mo.; company raised for defence 
of eastern Massachusetts by order of Col. John Allan, commanding officer at 
Machias and Superintendent of Eastern Indian department; also, same co. ; 
roll made up for rations and sworn to at Boston ; said Shaw credited with 30 
rations; company raised in No. 4, Gouldsborough, Frenchman's Bay, Pleasant 
River, and Narraguagus ; also, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co., Col. Benjamin Fors- 
ter's (6th Lincoln Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 24, 1780 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1780 ; 
service, 15 days ; company ordered on duty by Col. John Allen to protect inhab- 
itants of Frenchman's Bay ; roll sworn to at No. 4 and certified at Headquarters, 
Eastern Indian Department, Machias. 

Shaw, Francis, Jr., Gouldsborough. Captain of a company stationed at Goulds- 
borough, No. 4, Narraguagus, and Pleasant River, for defence of seacoast ; en- 
gaged Aug. 19, 1775; service, 4 mos., 3 weeks, 1 day; also, official record of a 
ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Jan. 30, 1776 ; said Shaw chosen 
2d Major, Col. Benjamin Foster's (6th Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; ap- 
pointment concurred in by Council Feb. 8,1776; repoi-ted commissioned Feb. 
8, 1776; also, 2d Major, Col. Benjamm Foster's (6th Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Feb. 1, 1779. 

Shaw, George, Brimfield (probably). Private, Capt. James Sherman's co., Col. 
PJ^lcheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 1^ 
days. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 47 

Shaw, George. List of men mustered between July 26, 1777, and Aug. 18, 1777, 
for Col. Robinson's regt., by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., 
to serve in the New England states ; enlisted by Capt. Hollis ; also. Private, 
Cajjt. Silas Hollis's cc. Col. John Itobiuson's regt.; enlisted July 1, 1777; 
service to Jan. 1, 1778, 6 mos., at Rhode Island ; also, Private, Capt. Benson's 
CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; Continental Anny pay accounts for ser- 
vice from March 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; enlistment, 3 years; also, Light 
Infantry co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Joshua Benson's (Light In- 
fantry) CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated 
Garrison at West Point; reported discharged Jan. 11, 1781. 

Shaw, George. Sergeant, 5th Middleborough co. commanded by Lieut. Consider 
Benson; service, 8 days; company marched to Rowland's Ferry, R. I., on the 
alarm of Dec. 8, 177G; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Perez Churchill's (9th) co., 
4tli Plymouth Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers [year not given] ; also, 
2d Lieutenant, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; en- 
tered service Sept. 6, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 6 days ; company 
marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sept., 1778 ; also. 
Lieutenant, same co. and regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; 
service, 9 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm ; roll sworn to 
in Plymouth Co. ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Henry Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; engaged March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 12, 1781 ; service, 
7 days, at Rhode Island; comijany raised by order of His Excellency John 
Hancock to serve for 40 days, unless sooner discharged. 

Shaw, Gideon. Private, Capt. James Williams, Jr.'s co. of Minute-men, which 
marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Taimton 
to Roxbury ; discharged April 29, 1775 ; service, 12 days. 

Shaw, Gideon. Private, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17 (also given Aug. 19) , 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29 (also 
given Nov. 30) , 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 22 (also given 3 mos. 20) days, under Maj. 
Gen. Gates at the Northward, including 9 days (175 miles) travel home ; also, 
pay roll for same service dated Greenwich. 

Shaw, Gilbert, York. Private, Capt. Jedediah Goodwin's co.. Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany 
home ; 280 miles travel allowed said Shaw ; company discharged at Albany 
Nov. 30, 1770; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce tlie Continental 
Army for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, 
returned as received of John Frost, Superintendent for York Co., by Capt. 
Samuel Leighton, at Kittery, June 1, 1778, to be conducted to Fishkill and 
delivered to Brig. Jonathan Warner; Capt. Moulton's (3d) co., 1st York Co. 
regt.; age, 40 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; residence, York; 
also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by 
Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of York ; arrived at Fishkill 
Jmie 4, 1778. 

Shaw, Gilbert. Deposition dated West Springfield, July 11, 1781, made by John 
Lanckton, a member of a class of the town of West Springfield, that he, with 
others of said class, had hired said Shaw to serve in the Continental Army for 
the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to 
serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; 
age, 43 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occujiation, 
farmer ; engaged for town of West Springfield ; engaged May 14, 1781 : term, 
3 years; also. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from 
April 8, 1781, 20 mos. 23 days; reported deserted June 20, 1783; also, Capt. 
Ebenezer Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages 



48 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Gilbert, continued. 

for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Shaw for 1 mo. ; reported received frora 
10th Mass. regt. 

Shaw, Ichabod. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua Reed's co., Col. Vamum's regt. ; enlisted 
Feb. 21, 177G [service not given]. 

Shaw, Isaac, Middleborough. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Wade's (3d Middleborough) 
CO. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Marshfield ; service, 3 days ; also, Capt. Amos Wade's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aixg. 1, 1775; engaged May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Joshua 
White's CO., Col. John Cushmg's regt. ; drafted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 60 days, 
at Rhode Island; roll dated Newport; also, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; marched Dec. 8, 1776; service, 12 days; company 
marched to Howland's Ferry, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Isaac. Private, Capt. Edward Hammond's co. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; dis- 
charged Sept. 13, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, travel (80 miles) included ; com- 
pany detached from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 1 month in a regiment 
rmder Samuel Fisher, Commandant. 

Shaw, Isaac. Private, Capt. Stephen Jenkins's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. ; en- 
tered service Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 20 days, 
at Claverack, including travel (240 miles) home ; regiment detached from mili- 
tia of Suffolk and Essex coimties to reinforce army under Gen. Washington. 

Shaw, Isaac. Private, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt.; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll sworn to at 
Middleborough. 

Shaw, Isaac. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt.; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Isaiah, Rochester. Private, Capt. Joseph Parker's co.. Col. John Cushing's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 19, 1776 ; service, 60 days ; company stationed at Rhode 
Island; also, pay roll of a detachment from Capt. Jabez Cottle's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Sprout's (Pljanouth Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 8, 1776; service, 15 
days ; detachment marched to Fogland Ferry, R. I., under command of Lieut. 
Barnabas Doty on an alarm ; also, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service from July 20, 1777, to Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 6 days, at 
Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. ; also, Capt. Samuel Briggs's 
CO., Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt., Gen. Palmor's brigade ; service, 32 days, on 
a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I., Sept. 29, 1777; also, order dated Roches- 
ter, May 2, 1778, signed by said Shaw and others, for boimty for service at Rhode 
Island in Capt. Samuel Briggs's co.. Col. Cotten's regt., paj^able to Lieut. 
Solomon Young; also. Private, Capt. Barnabas Doty's co.,4th Plymouth Co. 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel White; entered service July 30 (also 
given July 31) , 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island 
on an alarm. 

Shaw, Jabez, Dighton. Sergeant, Capt. Ephraim Hathaway's co.. Col. Pope's (Bris- 
tol Co.) regt. ; service, 13 days, at Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; 
company marched to camp at Bristol and thence to Howland's Ferry. 

Shaw, Jabez. Sergeant, Capt. Henry Tew's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.; 
marched Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 5 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 49 

Shaw, Jacob, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac "Wood's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service between July 20, 1777, and Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. (> days, at 
Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. ; also, Capt. Perez Churchill's 
CO., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; entered service May 6; discharged May 9; 
entered service Sept. 6 ; discharged Sept. 13 ; service, 9 days ; company marched 
on two alarms at Dartmouth in 1778. 

Shaw, Jacob, Norton. Private, Capt. Seth Gilbert's (2d Norton) co. of militia, 
Col. John Daggett's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; said Shaw marched Ajiril 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days ; also, Cai)t. Silas 
Cobb's CO., Col. Timothy "Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en- 
listed April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos. 10 days; also, comj^any return dated Oct. 
6, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of boimty coat dated Braintree, Dec. 25, 
1775; also. Private, Capt. George Makepeace's co.. Col. John Dagget's regt.; 
service, 7 days; company marched Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm at Rhode Island; 
also, Capt. Israel Trow's co., Col. Isaac Dean's (Bristol Co.) regt.; entered 
service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island 
on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. 

Shaw, Jacob. Private, Capt. Aaron Charles's co., Lieut. Col. Robinson's detach- 
ment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticonderoga, 
Feb. 24, 1777; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776; enlistment to expire March 25, 1777; 
also, Capt. Reuben Munn's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; entered service 
Sept. 26, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 30 days, with Northern army, 
including travel (140 miles) home ; company detached to join army under Gen. 
Gates and serve for 30 days ; roll dated Monson. 

Shaw, Jairus, Raynham. Private, Capt. James "Williams, Jr.'s co. of Minute-men, 
which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 
Taunton to Roxbury ; discharged April 29, 1775; service, 12 days; also, Capt. 
John King's co., Col. Timothy "Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; 
enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 
6, 1775; also, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 23 days ; company marched from Taunton to Rehoboth, thence to Bristol, 
thence to Providence, R. I., and thence home; roll dated Nov. 5, 1777; also, 
Capt. Noah Hall's co.. Col. Mitchel's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James 
"Williams, Brig. Godfry's brigade ; service, 9 days ; company marched to Tiver- 
ton on the alarm at Rhode Island of Aug. 1, 1780. 

Shaw, James, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. James Allen's co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 
1 week, 1 day; also, Capt. Allen's co.. Gen. John Thomas's regt.; company 
return dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, Capt. Abiel Peirce's co.. Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp, etc., sworn 
to Nov. 29, 1776; said Shaw credited with 2 days allowance; mileage for 60 
miles also allowed. 

Shaw, James, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Samuel Bradford's (1st Duxbury) co. of 
militia. Col. "Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, James, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac "Wood's (2d Middleborough) 
CO. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Marshfield ; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Isaac "Wood's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Cami> at Roxbury, Nov. 17, 1775. 

Shaw, James, Milton. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co. of militia, Col. 
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which rendered service after the fight at Concord 
and before completion of standing army ; service, 9 days. 



50 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, James, Palmer. Private, Capt. Reuben Munn's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated Roxbury, Sept. 17, 1776; also, same co. 
and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, etc., dated Boston, Nov. 20, 1776 ; mileage 
for 83 miles allowed said Shaw. 

Shaw, James. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Smith's co. ; engaged Oct. 9, 1775; 
service to Dec. 1, 1775, 1 mo. 25 days; company stationed at Martha's Vine- 
yard for defence of seacoast ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamni Smith's (2d) 
CO. ; list of seacoast officers stationed at Elizabeth Islands and Martha's Vine- 
yard; commissioned Jan. 1, 1776; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Smith's co. ; service 
from Jan. 16, 1776, to Nov. 21, 1776, 10 mos. 7 days ; company stationed at 
Martha's Vineyard for defence of seacoast. 

Shaw, James. Order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Capt. Nathan Alden," 
dated Bristol, March 7, 1777, signed by said Shaw and others, for wages for 
3 mos. service at Bristol, R. I., in Capt. Alden's co., Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt. 

Shaw, James. Private, Capt. Daniel Cadwell's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson's 
detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticon- 
deroga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 25, 1777 ; reported sent to 
Fort George with small-pox Feb. 15, 1777, by order of Col. "Wayne ; also, same 
CO. and detachment; entered service Dec. 25, 1776; discharged April 2, 1777; 
service, 99 days, at Ticonderoga ; roll dated Springfield. 

Shaw, James. Seaman, ship "Duke de Chartres," Alexander Wilson, Master; 
service from Jan. 13, 1777, to Jmie 10, 1777, 4 mos. 27 days. 

Shaw, James. Captain of a company of matrosses. Col. Charles Pynchon's (1st 
Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said company, 
dated "Wilbraham, Aug. 7, 1776; ordered in Coimcil Sept. 11, 1776, that said 
officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Sept. 11, 1776; also, Captam; 
entered service Sept. 24, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 32 days, with 
Northern army, travel (140 miles) included ; company detached from Col. 
Charles Pynchion's regt. and ordered to join army under Gen. Gates to serve 
for 30 days, unless sooner discharged. 

Shaw, James. Private, Capt. Joseph Keith's co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; service from 
Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I. 

Shaw, James. Lieutenant, Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 24, 1777 ; reported commissioned 
Jan. 1, 1777; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Bradford's 
regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777; appointed Nov. 6, 1776; reported discharged 
Dec. 22, 1777; also reported resigned Dec. -, 1777. 

Shaw, James. List of men mustered between July 26, 1777, and Aug. 18, 1777, for 
Col. Robinson's regt., by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., to 
serve in the New England states ; enlisted by Capt. Hollis ; also, Private, Capt. 
Silas HollLs's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt.; enlisted Aug. 1, 1777; service 
to Jan. 1, 1778, 5 mos., at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, James. Private, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; 
joined Sept. 19, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 29 days, at Dorchester, including travel 
(5 days) home; company discharged Dec. 12, 1778. Roll sworn to in Worces- 
ter Co. 

Shaw, James. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master 
for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Crafford's (Crawford's) co., Col. Rice's regt. ; engaged 
for town of Oakham ; mustered July 7, 1779 ; also, descriptive list of men raised 
for Continental service, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for 
Worcester Co. ; Capt. Crafford's co., Col. Rice's regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 
ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Oakham ; marched July 14, 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 51 

Shaw, James, co?itiniied. 

1779; reported delivered to Capt. C. Marshall; also, Capt. "Wadsworth's co., 
Col. Bradford's (14th) regt. ; entered service July 10, 1779; discharged April 9, 
1780 ; term, 9 mouths. 

Shaw, James. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's (11th) co., 4th Plymouth 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment, as returned by 
Ebenczer Sproutt and Ebenezer White, field officers; ordered in Council May 
9, 1770, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 9, 1776; 
also. Lieutenant, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co., in a regiment commanded by 
Col. Ebenezer Sprout, of Middleborough ; service, 9 days, on the alarm at 
Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; entered service May 6, 
1778 ; discharged May 9, 1778 ; service, 3 days ; company marched from Middle- 
borough to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in May, and one in Sept., 1778 ; also, 
Lieutenant, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. John Dogged's (Daggett's) regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 24 (also given Aug. 25) , 1778 ; discharged Sept. 2, 1778 ; 
service, 9 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Middleborough ; also. Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co.. Col. White's regt. ; entered service Aug. 
1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 9 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, James. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; enli.sted 
July 5, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at West Point, 
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll 
sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Shaw, James, Jr. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; en- 
listed July 5, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at West 
Point, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 
Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Shaw, James, 2d. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's 
regt.; entered service May 6 ; discharged May 9; entered service Sept. 6 ; dis- 
charged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched from Middleborough to 
Dartmouth on two alarms in 1778. 

Shaw, Jeremiah. Seaman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker ; 
engaged Dec. 21, 1778. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month. 

Shaw, Jesse. Private, Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck's co. ; enlisted Jan. 12, 1780 ; 
service to Oct. 24, 1781, 21 mos. 14 days; company raised for defence of Castle 
and Governor's Islands and commanded by His Excellency John Hancock ; 
roll sworn to at Boston ; also, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from Oct. 
25, 1781, to date of discharge, Nov. 24, 1782, 13 mos. ; company raised for de- 
fence of Castle and Governor's Islands ; rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Shaw, John, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master 
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Capt. Thomas's co.. Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; reported received State bounty; also. Private, Colonel's co., 
Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser- 
vice from Jan. 14, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Boston; also, Capt. Philip 
Thomas's (5th) co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from 
date of entering service, Jan. 14, 1777, to Feb. 6, 1777; credited with 24 days 
allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 11 days (220 miles) travel on march 
from Boston to Bennington ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 
1779, dated West Point; enlistment, 3 years; reported furloughed by Gen. 
Paterson Nov. 19 [year not given], for 60 days; also, descriptive list endorsed 
" W point January 11th 1781;" Capt. William Parks's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Tupper's (10th) regt. ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; 
hair, dark ; residence, Boston; enlisted Sept. 26, 1779, by Capt. Parks ; term, 
during war; also, Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
Jan. 1, 1781, 24 mos. 



52 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, John, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Daniel Egery's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
5 daj's. 

Shaw, John, Dighton. Private, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29 days; com- 
pany marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, under command of Col. Freeman 
on a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged by Gen. Spencer 
Oct. 29, 1777. 

Shaw, John, Hallowell. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt. ; residence, Hallowell; en- 
gaged for town of Hallowell ; joined Capt. Spurr's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; 
term, 3 years (also given during war) ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel 
Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777; Capt. 
Spurr's CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; reported received State bounty ; also. Sergeant, 
Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's 6th (also given 5th) regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 1, 1780; re- 
ported discharged Jan. 1, 1780; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who 
were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subse- 
quently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 
1779; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; 
appointed Jan. 1, 1777; also, Capt. Spurr's co., 6th Mass. regt.; return for 
clothuig delivered for the year 1780 ; receipt for said clothing, dated Peekskill, 
Dec. -, 1779. 

Shaw, John, Middleborough. Drummer, Capt. Amos "Wade's (3d Middleborough) 
CO. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Marshfield ; service, 3 days. 

Shaw, John, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service between July 20, 1777, and Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 4 days, 
at Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. 

Shaw, John, Plympton. Private, Capt. John Bridgham's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield and then returned by order of Col. 
Cotton ; service, 3 days. 

Shaw, John, Plympton. Sergeant, Capt. "William Attwood's co.. Col. "Warran's 
("Warren's) regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; 
service, 2 days ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. George Hammond's 13th (Plympton) 
CO., Col. Gamaliel Bradford, Jr.'s (1st Plymouth Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; 
list of ofiicers chosen by the several companies and ranked by the field officers 
of said regiment, as certified by Seth Cushing, 2d Major, at "Watertown, June 6, 
1776 ; ordered in Council June 6, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; re- 
ported commissioned June 6, 1776 ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's 
CO., Lieut. Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt. ; list of officers appointed to command 
companies of a regiment raised from Brig. Joseph Cushmg's (Plymouth Co.) 
brigade and ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., as returned by Joseph Cushing 
to Maj. Gen. "Warren, dated Hanover, Dec. 26, 1776 ; company raised in Kings- 
ton, Plympton, and Halifax ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. George Hammond's 
(13th) CO., Col. Theophilus Cotton's (1st Plymouth Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; 
list of officers; commissioned Oct. 28, 1778. 

Shaw, John, Raynham. Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Tubbs, Jr.'s co.. Col. Timothy 
"Walker's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; return of officers, dated May 23, 1775; ordered in 
Provincial Congress May 24, 1775, that said officers be commissioned ; also, re- 
ceipt given to Aaron Blaney, Commissary, dated Roxbury, May 25, 1775, signed 
by said Shaw, Lieutenant, for cartridges for Capt. Tubbs's co.. Col. "Walker's 
regt.; also, Capt. Samuel Tubbs's co., Col. Timothy Walker's regt.; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 2 weeks ; also, 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 53 

Shaw, John, continued. 

company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's 
8th (Rayiiham) co., 3d Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by 
the several companies in said regiment, as returned by George Williams and 
James Williams, Jr., field officers, dated April 10, 1776; ordered in Council 
April 13, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Jona- 
than Shaw's (Raynham) co.. Col. (Jeorge Williams's (3d Bristol Co.) regt. ; ser- 
vice, 16 days; company marched to AVarren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, 
on an alarm; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Joshua Wilbore's co.. Col. John Hath- 
away 's regt. ; service, 23 days, at Rhode Island ; company drafted from Taunton, 
RajTiham, and Easton, m April, 1777 ; also, Lieutenant, in command of a detach- 
ment; service from July 5 to July 25, 1777, 22 days; detachment stationed at 
Slade's Ferry near Rhode Island by order of Gen. Spencer and Brig. Godfrey; 
also, Capt. Wilbore's co.. Col. Josiali AVhitney's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 23 days; 
company marched from Taixnton to Providence, R. I. ; roll sworn to Sept. 23, 
1777 ; also, Captain, in command of a detachment. Col. Williams's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 7 days, in Oct., 1777, at Rhode Island; also, Captam; list of officers of 
Bristol Co. militia appointed to command men raised for various purposes ; said 
Shaw's CO. detached to guard troops of convention ; commissioned Aug. 3, 1778 ; 
also, Captam, Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards stationed at Cambridge; 
pay roll made up for service of said Shaw's co. from Aug. 24, 1778, to Dec. 14, 
1778; also, Captain, Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. 
James Williams, Brig. Godfrey's brigade ; service, 8 days ; company marched 
to Tiverton, R. I., on the alann of Aug. 2, 1780; also, same regt.; service, 
9 days; company marched to Rhode Island March 6, 1781, by order of His 
Excellency John Hancock on a 40 days expedition. 

Shaw, John, Woolwich. Private, Capt. Wiley's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; 
Contuiental Army pay accounts for service from March 11, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; residence, Woolwich; term, 3 years; also, Capt. John Bayley's co.. Col. 
Jackson's regt. ; pay abstract made up to May 26, 1777 ; enlisted March 11, 1776 ; 
also, Capt. Peirce's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pa,j accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 11, 1780. 

Shaw, John. Sergeant, Capt. James Williams, Jr.'s co. of Mrnute-men, which 
marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Taunton 
to Roxbury ; discharged April 29, 1775 ; service, 12 days. 

Shaw, John. Order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to John Hayes, dated 
North Yannouth, Oct. 16, 1775, signed by said Shaw and others belonging to 
Capt. Benjamin Parker's co., for wages for 2 mos. service on the seacoast in 
Cumberland Co. ; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's co. ; entered service 
July 3, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos., 1 week, 6 days; company stationed 
on seacoast in Cumberland Co. ; roll swom to at North Yarmouth. 

Shaw, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Nash's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's regt.; ser- 
vice subsequent to March 10, 1776, 2 days. Roll sworn to at Weymouth. 

Shaw, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Daniel Savage's (8th) co., 2d Lincoln Co. regt. 
of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regi- 
ment, as returned by Col. Joseph North ; ordered in Council Aug. 23, 1776, that 
said officers be commissioned. 

Shaw, John. Private, Capt. Nicholas Crosby's co , Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; 
entered service Sept. 1, 1777; service, 4 days; certificate on roll certifies that 
said company was raised for expedition against St. Johns River, N. S., for the 
term of 6 months, and was in readiness to enter on said service until date of 
discharge, Sept. 4, 1777. Roll sworn to at Penob.scot. 

Shaw, John. Private, Lieut. Rus.sell Kellogg'sco., Col. Ezra May's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 30 days, on expedition to Sara- 



54 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, John, continued. 

toga and Stillwater, including travel (111 miles) home. Roll sworn to in 
Hampshire Co. 

Shaw, John. Private, Lieut. Joshua Shaw's detachment. Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 26 [1777] ; discharged Oct. 14 [1777] ; service, 26 days, in 
Northern department ; detachment marched from Palmer to join army under 
Gen. Gates and serve for 30 days. 

Shaw, John. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 5th Suffolk 
Co. regt., as returned by Col. Ebenezer Thayer, Jr. ; engaged for town of 
Braintree ; joined Capt. Tuckerman's co.. Col. Patterson's regt. ; reported a 
transient; also, Corijoral, Capt. Mills's co.. Col. Vose's regt.; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 27, 1777; reported 
deserted ; also. Corporal, Capt. Abraham Tuckerman's co., Col. Joseph Vose's 
regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted 
Jan. 1, 1777; enlistment, during war; reported deserted Oct. 5, 1777. 

Shaw, John. Return of men enlisted into the Continental Army by Maj . John G. 
Fraizer and turned over to Capt. Nathaniel Gushing, who were directed to join 
Col. Paterson's regt. by order dated Headquarters, Nov. 17, 1776, signed by 
D. Adj. Gen. J. Trumbull; Capt. Wyman's co.. Col. Patterson's regt.; also, 
receipt for bounties paid said Shaw and others for enlisting into the Continen- 
tal Army, sworn to March 8, 1777, as having been paid by Col. Benjamin 
Brown, Muster Master; said Shaw joined Capt. Nathaniel Cushing's co., Col. 
Paterson's regt. ; also. Private, Capt. Cushing's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 1, 1778 ; 
reported deserted. 

Shaw, John. Capt. Amos Washburn's co.. Col. "Waide's regt. ; entered service June 
22, 1778; discharged July 17, 1778; service, 25 days, on expedition to Rhode 
Island. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, John. Private, Capt. John Redman's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. 
Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Shaw, John. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; en- 
tered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. G ; discharged 
Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth in 
1778. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, John. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; en- 
listed March 25, 1779 ; discharged April 15, 1779 ; returned home April 17, 1779 ; 
service, 24 days, at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co., in a regi- 
ment commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce; entered service May 18, 1779; 
discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at Tiverton; regiment raised 
to serve at Rhode Island until July 1, 1779. 

Shaw, John. List of deserters from Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt., dated Camp 
Highlands, July 13, 1780; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 hi. ; complexion, light; 
hair, brown ; birthplace, England. 

Shaw, John. Private, Lieut. Nathaniel Pope's co. later commanded by Lieut. 
Joseph Damon, Col. John Hathaway's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service 
Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode 
Island. 

Shaw, John. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; joined at Springfield 
May 20, 1781 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. ; company raised for 
3 months and stationed at Springlield. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 55 

Shaw, John. Private, Capt. John Sherman's co.. Col. Gideon Burt's regt. ; entered 
service June 16, 1782; service, 4 days; mileage to and from Springfield (50 
miles) allowed said Shaw ; company marched to Springfield and Northampton 
in support of the government and was allowed horse rations. 

Shaw, John. Seaman, sloop " Providence," commanded hy Capt. John Peck Rath- 
bum ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the schooner " Loyalty " 
and Wreck [year not given]. 

Shaw, John, Jr., Bridgewater. Official record of a ballot by the House of Repre- 
sentatives, dated Jan. 23, 1776, for officers to serve with the six regiments to be 
raised to serve before Boston until April 1, 1776; said Shaw chosen Chaplain, 
Col. Simon Gary's regt. to be raised in Plymouth and Barnstable counties; 
appointment concurred in by Coimcil Jan. 23, 1776. 

Shaw, John, Jr., Raynham. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, 
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, 
at Springfield, July 11, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; statiu-e, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, 
ruddy ; engaged for town of Raynham ; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780 ; 
marched to camp July 11, 1780, imder command of Capt. George Webb; also, 
list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Pater- 
son as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; 
also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Raynham for service in 
the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 6, 1780; discharged at or 
near West Point Dec. 12, 1780; service, 5 mos. 17 days, travel (220 miles) 
included. 

Shaw, John, Jr. Private, Lieut. John Shaw's detachment; service from July 5 
to July 25, 1777, 25 days; detachment stationed at Slade's Ferry near Rhode 
Island by order of Gen. Spencer and Brig. Godfrey. 

Shaw, John, Jr. Sergeant, Capt. John Shaw's co.. Col. Mitchel's regt. ; service, 

8 days; company marched to Rhode Island March 6, 1781, by order of His 
Excellency John Hancock on a 40 days expedition. 

Shaw, John, 2d. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 6 days; com- 
pany marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one m May, and one in Sept., 1778. 
Roll dated Middleborough. 

Shaw, John, 3d. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 6, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 6 days ; com- 
pany marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in INIay, and one in Sept., 1778 : 
roll dated Middleborough; also, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
White's regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 

9 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; roll sworn to at 
Middleborough . 

Shaw, Jonathan, Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co.. Col. James 
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Jonathan. Sergeant, Capt. Jesse Sturtevant's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; 
service, 2 mos. 4 days ; company marched to Rhode Island April 28, 1777. 
Roll dated Halifax. 

Shaw, Jonathan. Corporal, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's 
regt. ; marched April 6, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days ; 
company raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights. 



56 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, JonathjVN. Private, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's (Raynham) co.. Col. George 
Williams's (3(1 Bristol Co.) regt. ; service, 14 days ; company marched to War- 
ren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm; also, Capt. John Shaw's 
detachment. Col. Williams's regt.; service, 7 days, in Oct., 1777, at Rhode 
Island; also, Capt. Jolm Shaw's co., Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Godfrey's brigade ; service, 8 days ; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780; roll sworn to 
at Taunton. 

Shaw, Jonathan. Captain, 8th (Raynham) co., 3d Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as 
returned by George Williams and James Williams, Jr., field officers, dated 
April 10, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 13, 1776, that said officers be commis- 
sioned; also. Captain of a Raynham co.. Col. George Williams's (3d Bristol 
Co.) regt.; service, 25 days; company marched to Warren, R. I., via Reho- 
both, Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm ; also, same regt. ; company marched from 
Raynham, Taunton, and Easton, in Sept., 1777, on asecret expedition and served 
1 mo. 1 day ; also. Captain, Col. Williams's regt., Brig. Gen. Palmer's brigade ; 
return of officers who marched on a " late " expedition to Rhode Island, dated 
Germantown, Dec. 11, 1777; also, Captain, Col. John Daggett's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 21, 1778; discharged Sept. 1, 1778; service, 12 days, at Rhode 
Island ; also, pay roll for same service sworn to at Taunton ; also, official 
record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Sept. 24, 1779 ; said 
Shaw chosen 2d Major, Col. Mitchel's (3d Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; 
ai^pointment concurred in by Council Sept. 24, 1779; reported commissioned 
Sept. 24, 1779 ; also, Major, Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; appointed July 13, 1780 ; 
discharged Oct. 31, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 21 days, at Rhode Island ; regiment de- 
tached from Bristol Co. militia to reinforce Continental Army. 

Shaw, "Jono." Private, Capt. Newell's co. ; enlisted Nov. 3, 1778; discharged 
Nov. 18, 1778; service, 15 days; company detached from Gen. Warner's bri- 
gade to join Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards and escort troops of Saratoga con- 
vention from Rutland to Enfield, Conn. 

Shaw, Joseph, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Col. Edward Mitchel's 
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Abington to " The Farms " in 
Braintree March 4, 1776; also, Capt. Joseph Trufant's co., Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt.; enlisted Aug. 8, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777,4 mos. 24 days; 
company raised for defence of seacoast and stationed at Hull ; also, Capt. 
Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780; dis- 
charged Aug. 1, 1780 ; service, 3 days ; company marched from Abington to 
Tiverton, R. I., July 30, 1780, on an alarm. 

Shaw, Joseph, Dighton. Private, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29 days; com- 
pany marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, under command of Col. Freeman on 
a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged by Gen. Spencer Oct. 
29, 1777. 

Shaw, Joseph, Middleborough. Private, Capt. William Shaw's (1st Middle- 
borough) CO. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Mar.shfield; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co., Col. Jere- 
miah Hall's regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776; service, 92 days; company marched 
to Bristol, R. I. ; also, Capt. Lsaac Wood's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
service between July 20, 1777, and Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 6 days, at Rhode Island ; 
company raised in Plymouth Co. ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Perez Churchill's co., 
Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; entered service May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 
9, 1778; service, 3 days; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one 
in May, and one in Sept., 1778 ; also, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co.. Col. White's 
regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, 
on an alarm at Rhode Island. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 57 

Shaw, Joseph, Palmer. Corporal, Capt. David Speer's co. of militia, Col. Pyn- 
clion's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days. 

Shaw, Joseph, Pearsontown. Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's co.. Col. Nathan 
(Nathaniel) Wade's regt. ; enlisted June 25 [1778] ; company stationed at 
Rhode Island for 6 months ; also, Capt. Benjamin Leniont's co., Col. Nathaniel 
TVade's regt. ; enlisted June 25, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778 ; service, 6 mos. 
19 days, at Rhode Island, including 12 days (233 miles) travel home; enlist- 
ment to exjiire Jan. 1, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated "War- 
wick, Nov. 7, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll sworn to at East 
Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 30, 1778. 

Shaw, Joseph, Raynham. Private, Capt. John King's co., Col. Timothy "Walker's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 
days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shaw, Joseph, Sturbridge. List of men mustered to serve m the Continental Army 
for the term of 9 months ; said Shaw appears among men belonging to Capt. 
Clark's co. and other companies in Col. Holman's regt. ; engaged for town of 
Sturbridge ; mustered May 15 [year not given, probably 1778] ; also, descrip- 
tive list of men drafted from the town of Sturbridge to serve in the Continental 
Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to order of General Court of April 
20, 1778, as returned by Capt. Abel Mason, Capt. Samuel Hamant, and Capt. 
Henrj^ Clark, to Maj. Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co., dated 
Sturbridge, May 26, 1778 ; Capt. Mason's co.. Col. Holman's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Sturbridge ; also, list of men 
raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival 
at Fishkill, returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. 
R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 7, 1778; also, list of men 
returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated 
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778 ; also, Private, Capt. William Warner's co., Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Point; enlisted June 
7, 1778; enlistment, 9 months; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce 
the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 
1780 ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of 
Sturbridge ; arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780 ; marched to camp Jixly 5, 1780, 
under command of Capt. Frothingham, of the artillery ; also, list of men raised 
for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed 
muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; a^so. Private, Capt. 
Sylvanus Smith's co.. Col. Tunothy Bigelow's (15th) regt. ; muster rolls for 
Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1780; enlisted July 5 (also given July 4), 1780; enlist- 
ment, 6 months ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Nov. and Dec, 1780, 
dated Garrison West Point ; reported discharged Dec. 13, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 
6 months men raised by the town of Sturbridge for service in the Continental 
Army during 1780 ; marched to camp July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 13, 1780; 
service, 5 mos. 16 days, mcluding travel (140 miles) home. 

Shaw, Joseph. Company receipt for ammunition, given to Capt. Barnabas Sears, 
dated Dorchester Camp, Feb. 15, 1776. 

SiL\w, Joseph. Private, Capt. William Adams's co.. Col. Thatcher's regt. ; service, 
5 days ; company marched at request of Gen. Washington at the time of taking 
Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776. 

Shaw, Joseph. Private, Capt. Thomas Whipple's co.. Col. James Converse's 
(Worcester Co.) regt. ; service, 3 days ; company marched towards Providence 
on an alarm in July, 1777. Roll dated New Braintree. 

Shaw, Joseph. List of men mustered Aug. 18 [year not given], by Thomas Newhall, 
Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve for the tenn of 6 months, endorsed 
" 1777 ; " Capt. Newhall's co., Col. Keyes'sregt. ; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer 



58 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Joseph, continued. 

Newliall's co., Col. Daiiforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 7, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 
months from July 1, 1777 ; roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
bounty allowed for service from 3 months after date of enlistment, Aug. 7, 1777, 
to Jan. 3, 1778, 1 mo. 26 days, at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Joseph. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt. ; 
service from Aug. 2, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 16 days, at Rhode Island, in- 
cluding travel (98 miles) home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Shaw, Joseph. Private, Capt. John "Walton's co. ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776 ; discharged 
Dec. 12, 1776 ; service, 3 days ; company detached for service at Noddle's Island ; 
also, order dated Cambridge, Sept. 23, 1778, signed by Capt. John Walton, 
directmg Sergt. Thomas Fillebrown to detach said Shaw and others from Capt. 
Walton's CO. to join Capt. Frost the followuagday at Cambridge, and to march 
thence to Boston to serve there or elsewhere as directed by the Council. 

Shaw, Joseph. Treasury pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine " Pallas," 
commanded by Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 20, 
1779, on Penobscot expedition. 

Shaw, Joseph. Private, Capt. Noah Hall's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Godfry's brigade ; service, 9 
days ; company marched to Tiverton on the alarm at Rhode Island of Aug. 1, 
1780. 

Shaw, Joseph. Private, Capt. Peter Combs's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Prime's regt. ; 
enlisted May 22, 1780; discharged Jan. 26, 1781; service, 8 mos. 5 days, under 
Brig. Gen. P. Wadsworth at the Eastward. Roll sworn to at Brunswick and 
certified at Thomaston. 

Shaw, Joseph. Marine, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John Peck 
Rathburn ; list of ofiicers and men entitled to prize shares in the schooner 
"Loyalty" and Wreck [year not given]. 

Shaw, Joseph, Jr. Private, Capt. James Williams, Jr.'s co., which marched April 
20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Taunton to Roxbury ; 
discharged April 29, 1775 ; service, 12 days. 

Shaw, Jos'h, Monson. Private, Capt. Reuben Munn's (Monson) co., which marched 
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; left 
Cambridge April 25, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; reported returned home. 

Shaw, Joshua, Abington. Sergeant, Capt. Edward Cobb's co. of militia, Col. 
Edward Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, from Abington and Bridgewater to Marshfield ; ser- 
vice, 3 days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Edwaixl Cobb's 8th (Abington) co., 
3d Plymouth Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers cliosen by the several 
companies in said regiment, as returned by Edward Mitchell and Eliphalet 
Gary, field officers; ordered in Council March 23, 1776, that said officers be 
commissioned ; reported commissioned March 23, 1776 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. 
Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushing's brigade; 
service, 2 weeks 2 days; company marched from Abington to Bristol, R. I., 
Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm. 

Shaw, Joshua, Georgetown. Sergeant, 5th co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accoimts for service from March 15, 1777, to Aug. 3, 
1778 ; joined June 17, 1777 ; reported discharged Aug. 3, 1778 ; also, Capt. John 
Lamont's co.. Col. Bradford's (12th) regt.; subsistence allowed from date of 
enlistment, March 15, 1777, to May 10, 1777 ; credited with 56 days allowance ; 
term, 3 years; also, same co. and regt.; return [year not given]; residence, 
Georgetown ; enlisted for town of Georgetown ; mustered by County and Con- 
tinental Muster Masters ; reported on furlough. 



IN THE WAii OF THE REVOLUTION. 59 

Shaw, Joshua, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Elislia Haskell's co., Col. Ben- 
jamin Hawes's regt. ; service between July 29, 1778, and Sept. 11, 1778, 1 mo. 
14 days, at Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. 

Shaw, Joshua. Private, Capt. Samuel Flower's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) 
regt.; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn 
to in Camp at or near Stillwater; enlisted Dec. 20, 177G; enlistment, durmg 
war; reported deserted Dec. 21, 177G. 

Shaw, Joshua. Private, Capt. Samuel Johnson's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; 
pay abstract for travel allowance from Albany home, sworn to March 7, 1777 ; 
reported deserted. 

Shaw, Joshua. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Aaron Graves's (13th) co., 1st Hampshire Co. 
regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several com])anies ui said 
regiment, as returned by Charles Pyncheon, dated Siiringtield, May 21, 1776; 
ordered in Council Jmie 13, 1776, that said officers be commissioned with the 
exception of officers of the 12th co. ; reported commissioned Jmie 13, 1776 ; also, 
Lieutenant, in command of a detachment, Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; entered 
service Sept. 26 [1777] ; discharged Oct. 18 [1777] ; service, 29 days, in Northern 
department ; detachment marched from Palmer to join army under Gen. Gates 
and serve for 30 days. 

Shaw, Joshua. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 6 days; com- 
pany marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sei)t., 1778. 
Roll dated Middleborough. 

Shaw, Joshua. Captain, 15th co., 1st Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by Charles 
Pyncheon, dated Springfield, May 21, 1776; ordered in Council June 13, 1776, 
that said officers be commissioned with the exception of officers of the 12th 
CO. ; reported commissioned June 13, 1776; also, Captain, Col. Elisha Porter's 
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; engaged July 19, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 12 days, at New London, Conn., including 3:^ days (65 miles) travel 
home ; roll dated Monson. 

Shaw, Joshua [ ? ]. Private, Capt. Edward Hammond's co. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; 
discharged Sept. 13, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, travel (80 miles) included ; 
company detached from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 1 month in a regi- 
ment under Samuel Fisher, Commandant. 

Shaw, Josiah, Falmouth, Cumberland Co. Capt. David Bradish's co. ; billeting 
allowed from date of enlistment. May 12, 1775, to July 8, 1775 ; credited with 
57 days allowance; also. Private, Cajjt. David Bradish's co., Col. Edmund 
Phinney's (31st) regt.; company return endorsed " Octr 6th 1775;" reported 
on furlough ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cam- 
bridge, Fort No. 2, Oct. 28, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. William Crocker's co. ; 
service from March 1, 1776, to Aug. 31, 1776, 6 mos. ; company stationed at 
Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoa.st; also, Capt. Crocker's co., 
Col. Mitchel's regt. ; service from Aug. 31, 1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 23, 
1776, 2 mos. 23 days; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for 
defence of .seacoast; also, 3d Corporal, Capt. Abner Lowell's co. of matros.ses 
stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co. ; return dated Falmouth, July 31, 1777 ; 
company reported Aug. 11, 1777, as mustered by Col. Peter Noyes, agreeable 
to seacoast establishment; also. Private, Capt. Peter "Warren's co., Col. Jona- 
than Mitchell's regt.; detached July 7, 1779; discharged Sept. 25,1779; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 18 days, on Penobscot expedition. 

Shaw, Josiah. Captain, 4th (aLso given 5th) Pearsontown co., 3d Cumberland Co. 
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment ; ordered in Coun- 



60 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Josiah, continued. 

cil May 10, 1770, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned 
May 10, 177G ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
said Shaw's co., as returned by him, dated Pearsontown, May 17, 1777. 

Shaw, Josiah. Private, Capt. Nathan Harwood's co.. Col. John Dickason's (Dick- 
in.son's) regt. ; enlisted July 19, 1777; discharged July 31, 1777; service, 15 
days, including travel (60 miles) home ; company marched to Manchester to 
join forces imder Col. "Warner on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Chesterfield. 

Shaw, Josiah. Private, Capt. "William "Ward's (Plantation No. 5) co., (late) Col. 
Ezra May's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service, 
5 days; company inarched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Shaw, Josiah. Private, Capt. Joseph "Warner's co.. Col. Ruggles "Woodbridge's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17 (also given Aug. 18) , 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; 
service, 3 mos. 21 days, on expedition to Northern department, including travel 
(180 miles) home. 

Shaw, Josiah. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's regt. ; 
enlisted May 25, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Tiv- 
erton, R. I., including 3 days (60 miles) travel home. 

Shaw, Josiah. Private, Capt. Lieut. "William Burbeck's co. ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1780 ; 
service to Oct. 24, 1781, 21 mos. 24 days; company raised for defence of Castle 
and Governor's Islands and commanded by His Excellency John Hancock ; 
roll sworn to at Boston ; also, Caiit. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from Oct. 
25, 1781, to date of discharge, Dec. 31, 1782, 14 mos. 7 days; company raised 
for defence of Castle and Governor's Islands ; rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Shaw, Jotham. Private, Capt. Daniel Fisher's co. ; marched Oct. 7, 1782 ; dis- 
charged Oct. 24, 1782 ; service, 20 days, including travel home ; company de- 
tached for service under Maj. Job dishing at Hull ; roll sworn to at Dedham ; 
also, Capt. Thomas Cushmg's co. ; enlisted Jan. 18, 1783; service to April 24, 
1784, 15 mos. 7 days ; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor's 
Islands ; rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Shaw, Knowles, "Wilbraham. Private, Capt. Daniel Cadwell's co., Lieut. Col. 
Timothy Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated 
Garrison at Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 25, 1777 ; 
reported sent to Fort George with smallpox Feb. 15, 1777, by order of Col. 
"Wajiie; also, same co. and detachment; entered service Dec. 25, 1776; dis- 
charged April 2, 1777; service, 99 days, at Ticonderoga; also, petition ad- 
dressed to the General Court, dated "Wilbraham, June 2, 1777, signed by Capt. 
John Shaw, father of said Knowles Shaw, of "Wilbraham, and others, stating 
that they had proceeded to Ticonderoga under Capt. Cadwell in Jan., 1777, 
where they had been taken with smallpox which compelled their removal to 
Skeensborough and elsewhere, and asking allowance for necessary expenses 
incurred by reason of their sickness; also, Corporal, Capt. Samuel Burt's co., 
Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged 
Aug. 25, 1779; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at New London, Conn., including 3 days 
(67 miles) travel home. 

Shaw, Lemuel, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Manasseh Kempton's co., Col. Carpen- 
ter's regt. ; enlisted July 26, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 
days, at Rhode Island, travel home included ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
abstract for mileage from camp at Rhode Island home to Dartmouth Sept. 1, 
1777 ; mileage for 44 miles allowed said Shaw ; also, same co. and regt. ; en- 
listed Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 4 days, at Rhode 
Island on a secret expedition. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 61 

SiL\w, Luther. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; pay- 
abstract for mileage, dated Dec. 1, 177(J; mileage for 90 miles allowed said 
Shaw. 

Shaw, Luther. Private, Capt. William Watkins's cc. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 
1777: enlisted Dec. IG, 1776; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777. 

Shaw, Luther. Cai^t. Asa Stower's co., Col. John Brown's regt. ; entered service 
June 30, 1777 ; discharged July 26, 1777 ; service, 26 days ; company marched 
to Saratoga. Roll sworn to in Berkshire Co. 

Shaw, Luther. Private, Capt. Zebulon Norten's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; ser- 
vice, 23 days, at the Northward, travel (70 miles) included. Roll dated 
Equivalent. 

Shaw, Luther. Private, Capt. David Wheler's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
service, 3 days ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 26, 1780. 

Shaw, Mark. Private, 5th Middleborough co. commanded by Lieut. Consider 
Benson; service, 5 days; comijany marched to Rowland's Ferry, R. I., on the 
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm ; roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Mason, Raynham. Adjutant, Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll of 
officers who marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, and served until April 24, 
1775, 6 days ; also, Adjutant, Col. Walker's regt. : engaged April 24, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 2 weeks; also. Col. Walker's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; return of ofhcers, 
dated May 23, 1775 ; ordered in Provincial Congress May 24, 1775, that said 
officers be commissioned ; also, Adjutant, Col. Walker's regt. ; list of field and 
staff officers appearing on a return of Capt. John Perry's co., dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; 
also. Adjutant, Col. George Williams's (3d Bristol Co.) regt. ; discharged Dec. 
31, 1776 ; service, 25 days ; regiment marched to Warren, via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 
1776 ; mileage to Warren (34 miles) and home from Rowland's Ferry (28 miles) 
also allowed ; also, Adjutant, Lieut. Col. James Williams's (3d Bristol Co.) 
regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 8 days; 
regiment marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Naphtali. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. Jacobs's (Light 
Infantry) regt. ; entered service Sept. 21 (also given Sept. 23) , 1779 ; discharged 
Dec. 1 (also given Nov. 26), 1779; service, 2 mos. 10 (also given 2 mos. 3) days, 
at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 days ; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shaw, Nathan, Norton. Private, Capt. Silas Cobb's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
7 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shaw, Nathan, Taunton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 4 days ; company marched from Taunton to Reho- 
both, thence to Bristol, thence to Providence, R. I., and thence home. Roll 
dated Nov. 5, 1777. 

SH-iw, Nathan. Matross, Capt. Samuel Fales's (Taunton) co. of matrosses, Col. 
G. Williams's regt., Gen. G. Godfrey's brigade ; service, 31 days, on the alarm 
at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776; mileage to Slade's Ferry in Swanzey and 
home (32 miles) allowed. 



62 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Nathan. Private, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's co., Col. John Daggett's regt. ; 
service from Aug. 22, 1778, to Sept. 1, 1778, 12 days, at Rhode Ishxnd. Roll 
sworn to at Taunton. 

Shaw, Nathan. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's 
regt. ; marched May 21, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 13 days ; company raised in Plym- 
outh Co. and stationed at Little Compton, R. I. 

Shaw, Nathan. Private, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co., Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 29, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 4 days; regi- 
ment detached to reinforce Contmental Army for 3 months. Roll sworn to at 
Middleborough. 

Shaw, Nathan. Private, Capt. Luke Bicknell's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Putnam's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 3, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days, 
at West Point, including 12 daj^s (240 miles) travel home; company raised 
in Plymouth Co. ; regiment raised to joui army imder Gen. Washington for 
3 months. 

Shaw, Nathaniel, Falmouth, Cumberland Co. Return of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt. ; 
residence, Falmouth; engaged for town of Falmouth; term, 3 years; also, 
list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st Andover co., as 
returned by Cai)t. Samuel Johnson ; residence, Falmouth ; engaged for town 
of Andover; joined Capt. Ellis's co. ; term to exjiire Jan. 1, 1780; also, list of 
men returned by a committee for settling disputes between towns as to soldiers 
credited to them ; said Shaw claimed by Falmouth and Andover ; allowed to 
Andover; also. Private, Capt. Paul Ellis's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; 
Continental Army i)ay accounts for service from April 4, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; 
reported as serving 29 mos. 27 days as Private, 3 mos. as Corporal ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 4, 1778 ; mustered by County and Continental 
Muster Masters ; also, (late) Capt. Paul Ellis's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; pay 
rolls for Jan., March, and April, 1779, dated Providence ; also. Corporal, Lieut. 
Colonel's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 23, 1780. 

Shaw, Nathaniel, Middleborough. Sergeant, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co., Col. 
Theophilus Cotten's regt. ; service, 31 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode 
Island in Sept. and Oct., 1777; also, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Sproutt's regt.; entered service May 6; discharged May 9; entered service 
Sept. 6 ; discharged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched from Middle- 
borough to Dartmouth on two alarms in 1778. 

Shaw, Nathaniel, New Marlborough. Private, Capt. Joseph Stebbins's co., Col. 
Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted July 18, 
1775 ; service, 14 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, Nov. 20, 
1775. 

Shaw, Nathaniel, New Marlborough. List of men raised in Berkshire Co. to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 mouths, agreeable to resolve of 
April 20, 1778, as returned by Truman Wheler, Muster Master, dated Great 
Barrington, Jime 5, 1778 ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Berkshire Co. 
for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. 
Wheeler's co.. Col. Ashley's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 m. ; complex- 
ion, sandy; residence. New Marlborough; engaged for town of New Marl- 
borough ; arrived at Fishkill May 31, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received 
of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; also, 
list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, 
dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778. 



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Shaw, Natil'VNiel, New Marlborough. List of men raised for the 6 months service 
and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the 
town of New Marlborough for service in the Continental Anny during 1780 ; 
marched to camp July 2, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 6, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 9 days, 
travel (92 miles) included. 

Shaw, Nathaniel, Plympton. Captain, Col. James "Warren's regt., which marched 
in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 2 days ; also. 
Captain, 7th (Plympton) co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford, Jr.'s (1st Plymouth Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies and 
ranked by the field officers of said regiment, as certified by Seth Cushing, 2d 
Major, at "Watertown, Jime 6, 1776; ordered in Council June 6, 1776, that said 
oflicers be commissioned; reported commissioned June 6, 1776; also. Captain, 
Lieut. Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt. ; list of officers appointed to command com- 
panies of a regiment raised from Brig. Joseph Cushing's (Plymouth Co.) bri- 
gade and ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., as returned by Joseph Cushing to 
Maj. Gen. "Warren, dated Hanover, Dec. 26, 1776; company raised in Kings- 
ton, Plympton, and Halifax ; also. Captain, 7th co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's 
(l.st Plymouth Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Oct. 
28, 1778. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel "Wood's co., Col. Simon Cary's regt. ; 
service, 6 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776, and sworn to at Middle- 
borough. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. "S\^illiam Crocker's co. ; service from March 1, 
1776, to Aug. 31, 1776, 6 mos. ; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland 
Co., for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. "SYilliam Crocker's co.. Col. Mitchel's 
regt. ; service from Aug. 31, 1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 23, 1776, 2 mos. 23 
days ; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co. ; entered service Aug. 21, 
1777; discharged Oct. 21, 1777; service, 60 (also given 61) days; enlistment, 3 
months ; company marched to Manchester, Vt., thence to Allington, thence to 
Stillwater, by order of Gen. Lincoln, joined Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt., and marched to Bolton's Rills [ ? ] and there served imtil regularly dis- 
charged ; also, pay roll for same service certified at Sheffield. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lapham's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's 
regt. ; muster roll dated May 9, 1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778 ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; engaged April 5, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 2 mos. 
27 days, with guards at Cambridge. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Amos "Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's 
regt. ; entered service May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 7, 1778 ; .service, 2 days, on 
an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to at Middleborough ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; entered service Sept. 5, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1778 ; service, 6 days, 
on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Return dated Boston, July -, 1779, of armed vessels employed 
by the Board of "VVar on Penobscot expedition ; said Shaw reported as owner 
of the ship " General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel "Waters. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Amos "Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer "White's 
regt.; inarched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer "White's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. 



64: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck's co. ; enlisted Jan. 1, 
1780 ; discharged April 16, 1781 ; service, 15 mos. 16 days ; company rai.sed for 
defence of Castle and Governor's Islands and commanded by His Excellency 
John Hancock ; roll sworn to at Boston ; also, return of a comx^any com- 
manded by Hon. Thomas Gushing for clothing for the year 1782; company 
raised for defence of Castle and Governor's Lslands. 

Shaw, Nehemiah, Middleborough. Private, Capt. James Keith's co., Col. Paul 
Dudley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 16, 1775 ; enlisted July 19, 1775 ; 
service, 23 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Boston, Dec. 2, 1775. 

Shaw, Nehemiah. Private, Capt. Nathan Harwood's co.. Col. John Dickason's 
(Dickinson's) regt.; enlisted July 19, 1777 ; discharged July 31, 1777 ; service, 
15 days, including travel (60 miles) home ; company marched to Manchester 
to join forces under Col. Setli Warner on an alarm ; roll sworn to at Chester- 
field; also, Capt. Joseph Warner's co.. Col. Buggies Woodbridge's regt.; en- 
listed Aug. 18, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 12 days, with 
Northern army. 

Shaw, Nehemiah. List of men mustered between Sept. 10 and Sept. 24, 1777, for 
Col. Bobinson's regt., by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; en- 
listed by Capt. Hollis; also. Private, Capt. Silas HoUis's co.. Col. John Bob- 
inson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1777 ; service to Jan. 1, 1778, 5 mos., at Bhode 
Island. 

Shaw, Noah, South Hadley. Private, Capt. James Hendrick's co. ; pay abstract 
for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Charlestown, Camp No. 3, Jan. 13, 
1776 ; mileage for 100 miles allowed said Shaw ; also, list of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from Capt. Smith's co., 4th Hampshire Co. regt., as 
returned by Lieut. Col. B. Woodbridge; enlisted for town of South Hadley; 
joined Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; also, return of men raised to 
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Moses Montague's co.. Col. Porter's 
regt. ; residence. South Hadley ; enlisted for town of South Hadley ; joined 
Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; also. Private, 2d 
CO., Col. Marshall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for service from 
March 21, 1777, to July 31, 1777; reported killed July 31, 1777; also, Capt. 
Josiah Smith's (3d) co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; return of men who 
were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc. ; reported killed Aug. -, 1777. 

Shaw, Obed (also given Obadiah), Township No. 5. Private, Lieut. Joseph War- 
ner's CO. of Minute-men, which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 27, 1775, 7 days ; reported enlisted into 
the army ; also, Capt. Abel Thayer's co.. Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt. ; mus- 
ter roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 28, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days ; also, 
company return dated Dorchester, Oct. -, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Dorchester Camp, Nov. 7, 1775 ; also. Private, 
Capt. William Ward's (Plantation No. 5) co., (late) Col. Ezra May's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 5 days ; company 
marched to Bennington on an alarm; o/so, Capt. Christopher Banister's co.. 
Col. Ezra May's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 29 days, on expedition to Stillwater and Saratoga, including travel (100 
miles) home. 

Shaw, " Orision." Sergeant, Capt. Aaron Graves's co., Col. David Leonard's regt. ; 
entered service ISIay 8, 1777 ; discharged July 8, 1777 ; service, 70 days, at the 
Northward, including 10 days (206 miles) travel from camp home. 

Shaw, Peter, Beverly. Lieutenant, in command of a company which marched 
probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days ; also, 1st Lieutenant, 



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Shaw, Peter, continued. 

Capt. John Woodbury's 4th (Beverly) co., Col. Henry Herrick's (8th Essex 
Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen in said regiment, dated 
Charlestown, March 29, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 2, 177G, that said otK- 
cers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 2, 1776. 

Shaw, Philip. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's regt. ; .ser- 
vice, 5 days ; company marched from Abiugton to " The Farms " in Braintree 
March 4, 1776. 

Shaw, Philip. Private, Capt. William Ward's (Plantation No. 5) co., (late) Col. 
Ezra May's regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service, 
5 days ; company marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Shaw, Reuben. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for the term of 9 months from 
the time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as received of Jonathan Warner, 
Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Acton ; 
arrived at Fishkill June 18, 1778. [See Reuben Law.] 

Shaw, Robert. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax to 
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. 
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

Shaw, S. Private, Capt. James Allen's co.. Col. Simeon Cary's regt. ; pay abstract 
for mileage, dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776 ; mileage for 251 miles 
allowed said Shaw, 

Shaw, Sam., Brimfield (probably). Private, Capt. James Shennan's co.. Col. Pyn- 
cheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days. 

Shaw, Samuel (also given Samuel, Sr.),Macliias. Private, Capt. Stephen Smith's 
CO., Col. Benjamm Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt.; service, 20 days; comjiany 
served at Machias from July 16 [1777], to Oct. 10 [1777], when British ships 
lay in the harbor; also, Private, in a company of artillery raised for the care of 
ordnance stores and service at and for defence of Machias ; enlisted Nov. 3, 1777 ; 
discharged June 1, 1778; service, 6 raos. 28 days, under Col. John Allan, Com- 
mander-in-Chief of Eastern Indian department; also, Corporal, in an Artillery 
CO. stationed at Machias for its defence; entered service June 1, 1778; dis- 
charged Dec. 1, 1778; service, 6 mos., under Col. John Allan; also, pay roll 
sworn to in Lincoln Co., of sundry persons who continued in service for defence 
of Machias, agreeable to order of Council of Nov. 11, 1778, and other persons 
employed in the Indian business mider Col. John Allan ; entered service Dec. 
1,1778; discharged Feb. 15, 1779; service, 2 mos. 15 days; a^so. Corporal, Artil- 
lery co.. Col. Allen's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Nov. 3, 1777, to Feb. 15, 1779 ; residence, Machias ; also, Gimner ; pay roll of 
troops stationed at Machias under Col. John Allan, Commander-in-Chief of 
Eastern Indian department; entered service Dec. 1, 1779; discharged June 1, 
1780; service, 6 mos. ; reported as belonging to the armed scliooner " Neash- 
quowoite," commanded by Capt. Ephraim Chase, but doing duty on shore; 
also, list of men employed in the Quartermaster General's department at Ma- 
chias, as returned by Robert Foster, A. D. Q. ^NI. G., dated Machias, July 25, 
1780; said Shaw employed making brick and building chimneys in barracks; 
trade, mason ; $1 per day hard money or its equivalent allowed said Sliaw above 
his ijay as a soldier. 

Shaw, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.) , Machias. Certificate dated Machias, Dec. 
12, 1777, signed by Capt. Reuben Dyer, certifymg that Capt. Stephen Smith, 
Muster Master for Lincoln Co., had paid said Shaw and others belonging to 
Capt. Dyer's co., the bounty allowed them for engaging to serve on the expe- 
dition against St. Johns ; also, Drummer, Capt. Reuben Dyer's co. ; engaged 



66 MASSACHUSETTS S0LDIJ:RS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.), continued. 

Sept. 1, 1777; discharged Dec. 13, 1777; service, 3 mos. 12 days; company 
raised for expedition against St. Johns, N. S., and continued in service at 
Machias for its defence; also, Drummer in an Artillery co.. Col. Allen's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Dec. 13, 1777, to June 1, 1778; 
residence, Machias; term, 3 years; also, pay roll of persons emj^loyed under 
Col. John Allan, Commander-in-Chief of Eastern Indian department, for 
agency business and in defence of Machias ; engaged Dec. 13, 1777 ; discharged 
June 1, 1778; service, 5 mos. 18 days; also, Capt. Thomas Robbins's co. ; en- 
listed June 1, 1778; discharged Dec. 1, 1778; .service, 6 mos. 1 day, under Col. 
John Allan; company raised for defence of Machias; also, pay roll sworn to 
in Lincoln Co., of sundry persons who continued in service for defence of 
Machias, agreeable to order of Council of Nov. 11, 1778, and other persons em- 
jjloyed in the Indian business under Col. John Allan ; entered service Dec. 1, 
1778; discharged June 1, 1779; service, 6 mos.; also, pay rolls for service 
under Col. Allan in Eastern Indian department ; entered service J\ine 1, 1779 ; 
discharged June 1, 1780; service, 12 mos., at Machias; also, pay roll for ser- 
vice under Col. Allan in Eastern Indian department; entered service June 1, 
1780; discharged Nov. 20, 1780; service, 5 mos. 20 days, at Machias; reported 
in the artillery. 

Shaw, Samuel, New Braintree. Private, Capt. John Grainger's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Leamed's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, receipt 
for boimty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Shaw, Samuel, New Braintree. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the 
Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 
1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John 
Glover, at Springfield, July 12, 1780; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; com- 
plexion, dark ; engaged for town of New Braintree ; arrived at Spruigfield July 
11, 1780 ; marched to camp July 12, 1780, imder command of Ensign Gilbert ; 
also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. 
Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 
1780; also. Private; pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of New 
Braintree for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 10, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 11, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 9 days, including travel 
(180 miles) home. 

Shaw, Samuel, South Hadley. Private, Capt. James Hendrick's co. ; pay abstract 
for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Charlestown, Camp No. 3, Jan. 
13, 1776; mileage for 100 miles allowed said Shaw ; also, list of men raised to 
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Smith's co., 4th Hampshire Co. 
regt., as returned by Lieut. Col. R. Woodbridge ; enlisted for town of South 
Hadley; joined Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; also, return of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Moses Montague's co.. Col. 
Porter's regt. ; residence. South Hadley ; enlisted for town of South Hadley ; 
joined Capt. Smith's co., Col. Marshall's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years; also. Pri- 
vate, 2d CO., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 9, 1778; reported died Jan. 9, 1778; also, 
Capt. Josiali Smith's (3d) co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; return of men who were in 
camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc. ; repoited deceased ; also, order on Heniy 
Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Noah Goodman, signed by Fear Shaw, for 
money due said Samuel Shaw, deceased. 

Shaw, Samuel. Sergeant, Capt. Abram "Washburn's (Bridgewater) co., Col. 
Edward Mitchell's regt. ; service, 6 days ; company marched to Horse Neck 
in Braintree March 4, 1776. 



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m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 67 

ShjVW, Samuel. Steward, sloop "Machias Liberty," commanded by Capt. Jere- 
miah Obrien; engaged Feb. 1, 1776; discharged Oct. 15, 177G; service, 8 mos. 
14r days. 

Shaw, Samuel. Private, Capt. Josepli Keith's co., Col. Cotton's regt. ; service 
fi-om Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, ou a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I. 

Shaw, Samuel. List of men mustered Aug. 18 [year not given], by Thomas New- 
liall. Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve for the term of 6 months, 
endorsed "1777; " Capt. Newhall's co.. Col. Keyes's regt.; also, list of men 
belonging to Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co. who received arms from the Province 
store, dated North Kingston, Dec. 15, 1777 ; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer 
Newell's CO., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; enlisted Aug. 7, 1777; enlistment, 
6 months from July 1, 1777 ; reported enlisted tiito the Continental Army Nov. 
11, 1777 ; roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; bomity allowed for 
service from 3 months after date of enlistment, Aug. 7, 1777, to Jan. 3, 1778, 
1 mo. 26 days, at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Samuel. Private, Capt. Lawrence Keene's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Shaw, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.). Receipt for bounty, given to the Select- 
men of York, dated York, July 13, 1778, signed by said Shaw and others raised 
to serve at Providence, agreeable to resolve of June 12, 1778 ; also. Private, 
Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted July 1, 1778; 
service, 6 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island ; company discharged at East Green- 
wich ; regiment raised in Essex and York counties ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 14, Nov. 6, and 
Nov. 14, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shaw, Samuel. Captain Lieutenant, Col. Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as 
serving 4 mos. 10 days as Captain Lieutenant, 31 mos. 20 days as Brigade Major 
in Gen. Knox's brigade ; also. Captain, Col. Crane's regt.; Continental Army 
pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; term, during war; 
reported as serving 3 mos. 10 days as Captain Lieutenant, 8 mos. 20 days as 
Captain; also reported as Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Knox; also. Captain, Col. 
Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; list of officers who were to continue in the service, 
as returned by Thomas Vose, Captain and Adjutant, dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1781 ; 
also. Captain, Col. Crane's (3d Artillery) regt. ; muster roll for Feb. and March, 
1781, dated West Point; reported Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Knox; aZ.so, muster 
roll for April, 1781, dated North Redoubt; reported Aide-de-Camp to Gen. 
Knox. 

Shaw[?], Samuel. Receipt dated Boston, June 29, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Shaw by Benjamin Stevens, of Class No. 1 of the town of Salisbury, to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Shaw, Sargant, Pearsontown. Private, Capt. Wentworth Stewart's co.. Col. Ed- 
mund Phinny's regt. ; billeting allowed from time of enlistment to date of 
marching to headquarters, July 12, 1775; credited with 11 weeks 5 days allow- 
ance ; also, company return dated Sept. 29, 1775, including abstract of jiay due 
from last of July, 1775 ; enlisted May 16, 1775. 

Shaw, Scipio, Danvers. Capt. John King's (9th) co.. Col. Benjamin Ruggles Wood- 
bridge's (25th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shaw and others, 
dated Cambridge, June 22, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 14, 1775; service, 1 mo. 20 days; also, com- 
pany return dated Cambridge Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent m money dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 23, 1775; also, re- 
ceipt given to Benjamin Hey wood, Paymaster, 4th regt., dated Camp Mt. Wash- 



68 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, Scipio, continued. 

ington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Shaw and others belonging to Capt. Butler's 
CO., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 1776; also, Private, 8th co., Lieut. Col. 
Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 

/1776; also, (late) Capt. Butler's co. ; company receipts for wages for Sept.- 
Dec, 1776 ; also, Lieut. Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men who engaged to .serve 
the month of Jan., 1777, dated Springfield ; also, Capt. Samuel Flint's co.. Col. 
Samuel Johnson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 25, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 19 days, at the Northward, including 13 days (260 miles) travel 
home ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay ab.stract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. Y., 
home ; mileage for 260 miles allowed said Shaw ; warrant allowed m Coimcil 
July 27, 1778. 

Shaw, Seth. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; en- 
listed Dec. 10, 1776 ; discharged Dec. 28, 1776 ; service, 22 days, including 3 days 
(52 miles) travel home ; company stationed at Providence, R. I. ; also. Private, 
Capt. (also given Lieut.) Benjamin Freeman's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt.; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo., in- 
cluding 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; company raised for 30 days service and 
marched from Sturbridge Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce Northern army mider 
Gen. Gates. 

Shaw, Silas, Raynham. Private, Capt. Ichabod Leonard's co.. Col. John Hathe- 
way's regt. ; service. 20 days, at Rhode Island ; company marched from 
Taunton to Tiverton, R. I., in April, 1777, by order of Brig. Gen. Godfrey ; roll 
sworn to in Bristol Co. ; also. Private, Capt. Joshua Wilbore's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 23 days ; company marched from Tamiton to 
Providence, R. I. ; roll sworn to at Taunton, Sept. 23, 1777 ; also, Private, Capt. 
Jonathan Shaw's co.. Col. George Williams's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 1 day; com- 
pany marched from Raynham, Taimton, and Easton, in Sept., 1777, on a secret 
expedition ; roll .sworn to in Bristol Co. ; also. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's 
CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 4 days ; company marched 
from Taunton toRehoboth, thence to Bristol, thence to Providence, R. I., and 
thence home ; rt)ll dated Nov. 5, 1777 ; also. Private, Capt. Josiah Crocker's co., 
Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 11 days ; company marched from 
Taunton to Rhode Island by order of Council of July -, 1778, to serve for 
6 weeks; also, Private, Capt. Noah Hall's co.. Col. Mitchel'sregt. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Godfry's brigade ; service, 9 days ; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton on the alarm at Rhode Island of Aug. 1, 1780 ; mileage 
(60 miles) out and home allowed; also, Sergeant, Capt. John Shaw's co.. Col. 
Abiel Mitchell's regt.; service, 8 days; company marched to Rhode Island 
March 6, 1781, by order of His Excellency John Hancock on a 40 days expe- 
dition ; mileage for 60 miles allowed said Shaw. 

Shaw, Simeon, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Amos Wade's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 4, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for boimty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 27, 1775 ; also. 
Private, Capt. Joseph Keith's co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; service from Sept. 25, 
1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I. 

Shaw, Solomon, Abington. Ensign, Capt. William Reed's co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
1 week 1 day; also, Ensign, Capt. William Read's co. ; list of officers belong- 
ing to Gen. Thomas's regt. who were commissioned May 19, 1775. 

Shaw, Solomon, Abington. Private, Capt. William Reed's co., Gen. Thomas's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 4 days. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 69 

Shaw, Solomon, Abington. Private, Capt. William Reed's co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 

I week 1 day; also, Fifer, Capt. William Reed's co., Gen. Thomas's regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 
5 days; also, company return dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shaw, Solomon, Bridgewater (probably). Private, Lieut. Samuel Dunbar's co., 
Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; 
service, 3 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Solomon, No. 5. Matross, Capt. William Todd's (8th) co.. Col. Thomas 
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; return for advance pay, etc., sworn to in Suffolk 
Co., Nov. 30, 1776; regiment stationed at Boston; also, same co. and regt.; 
service from Feb. 1, to date of discharge, May 8 [year not given, probably 1777] , 
3 mos, 7 days ; roll sworn to at Boston. 

Shaw, Solomon. Private, Capt. Thomas Bumstead's co. ; list of men drafted from 
Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt., agreeable to order of Council of May 
7, 1777, to guard stores, etc., under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston for the 
term of 5 weeks. 

Shaw, Solomon. Private, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. ; service with 
detachment commanded by Maj. Aiulrew Symmes drafted to serve for 5 weeks 
in guarding stores under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston, agreeable to 
order of Coxxncil of May 12, 1777. 

Shaw, Solomon. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 9, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 
7 days, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Plymouth. 

Shaw, Solomon. Lieutenant, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 days ; com- 
pany marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shaw, Solomon, Jr. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's 
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Abington to " The Farms " in 
Braintree March 4, 1776. 

Shaw, Stephen, No. 5. Capt. Oliver Lyman's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; return for 
mileage ; warrant for pay allowed in Coimcil Sept. 12, 1776 ; also, Private, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance home, etc., dated Dorchester, 
Nov. 27, 1776; 130 miles travel allowed said Shaw; also, Capt. Ebenezer 
Webber's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams's regt. ; enlisted Dec. 17, 1776 ; dis- 
charged March 20, 1777; service, 3 mos. 14 days, at the Northward, including 

II days (220 miles) travel home ; roll sworn to at Chesterfield and endorsed 
" Maj'r Claps Reg't." 

Shaw, Stephen. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as 
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 23, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; en- 
gaged for town of Middleborough ; marched to camp July 23, 1780, imder 
command of Capt. John Williams. [See Ephraim Shaw.] 

Shaw, Sylvanus. Private, Capt. Luke Bicknell'sco., Lieut. Col. Enoch Putnam's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 3, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 18 days, 
at West Point, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company raised in 
Plymouth Co. ; regiment raised to reinforce army under Gen. Washington for 
3 months. 



70 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND S.IILORS 

Shaw, Sylvanus. Private, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; enlisted March 25, 1782; 
discharged Dec. 31, 1782; service, 9 mos. 7 days; company raised for defence 
of Castle and Governor's Islands. Rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Shaw, Thomas, Boston. Private, Capt. Baker's co.. Col. Hutchinson's (Mass. Line) 
regt. of 12 months men ; list of deserters in 1776. 

Shaw, Thomas, Gorham (also given Pearsontown) . Private ; pay roll of a number 
of men belonging to Capt. Wentworth Stuart's co., who marched April 21, 1775, 
m response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 25 days; reported enlisted 
into the anny May 10, 1775 ; also, Capt. Wentwortli Stewart's co.. Col. Edmund 
Phlnny's regt. ; billeting allowed from time of enlistment to date of marching 
to headquarters, July 12, 1775 ; credited with 11 weeks 5 days allowance ; also, 
company return dated Sept. 29, 1775, including akstract of pay due from last of 
July, 1775 : enlisted May 16, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat 
dated Cambridge, Fort No. 2, Oct. 26, 1775 ; also, Private, Capt. Jonathan 
Sawyer's (late Capt. Wentworth Stuart's) co.. Col. Edmimd Phinney's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776. 

Shaw, Thomas, Gouldsborough. Private, Capt. Francis Shaw, Jr.'sco. ; enlisted 
Sept. 7, 1775 ; service, 4 mos. 3 days ; company stationed at Gouldsborough, 
No. 4, Narraguagus, and Pleasant River, for defence of seacoast. 

Shaw, Thomas, Middleborough. Private, Capt. William Shaw's (1st Middle- 
borough) CO. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Marshfield ; service, 3 days ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua Benson's co., Col. 
Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged May 3, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Lieut. 
William Tomson's (probably Capt. Joshua Benson's) co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ten's regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, 
Nov. 14, 1775. 

Shaw, Thomas, Middleborough. Return Of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Perez Churchell's co.. Col. Sprout's regt.; residence, Mid- 
dleborough; enlisted for town of Middleborough; joined Capt. Eddy's co.. 
Col. Bradford's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered between 
May 14, and May 26, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for PljTnouth Co. ; 
Col. Bradford's regt. ; age, 39yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Eddy; also, Private, 7th 
CO., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (12th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from May 15, 1777, to July 6, 1778 ; reported deceased ; also, Capt. 
Joshua Eddy's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of 
enlistment, May 10, to May 25, 1777 ; credited with 16 days allowance ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; return endorsed " January 28th 1778 ; " mustered by Elisha 
Padok, County Muster Master; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for July, 
1778, dated White Plains; enlisted May 15, 1777; joined May 25, 1777; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; reported died July 6 (also given June -), 1778; also, order for 
$100, payable to Capt. Joshua Eddy, dated Middleborough, Feb. 4, 1779, signed 
by Mary Shaw, widow of said Shaw, deceased ; certificate appearing on order, 
signed by Capt. Joshua Eddy, certifies that said Shaw, a soldier in his com- 
pany, Col. Bradford's regt., enlisted May 15, 1777, joined before the following 
August, and was not absent subsequently until his death, which occurred July 
5, 1778. 

Shaw, Thomas, Salem. Private, Capt. Addison Richardson's co., Col. John Mans- 
field's (19tli) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 27, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 6 days; also, Capt. Richardson's co.. Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company receipt for wages for 
Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Winter Hill; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 
1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at Winter Hill, 
Oct. 27, 1775. . 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 71 

SiLVw, Thoiias. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Simon Gary's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 4 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776, and sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shaw, Thomas. Private, 5tli ISIiddleborough co. commanded by Lieut. Consider 
Benson; service, 8 days; company marched to Rowland's Ferry, R. I., on the 
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Shaw, Thomas. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Col. Ebenezer Sprout, of Middleborough ; service, 6 days, on the alarm at 
Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Shaw, Thomas. List of men mustered between July 26, 1777, and Aug. 18, 1777, for 
Col. Robinson's regt., by James Hatch, Muster Master for Pljonouth Co., to 
serve in the New England states; enlisted by Capt. Hollis; also, Capt. Silas 
Hollis's CO., Col. John Robinson's regt.; enlisted Julyl, 1777; service to Jan. 
1, 1778, 6 nios., at Rhode Island. 

Shaw, Thomas. Seaman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; 
engaged Dec. 12, 1778; reported on board the " Providence " Feb. 12, 1779. 
Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month. 

Shaw, Thoivl-vs. Drummer, Capt. John Dean's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's (4th Bristol 
Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 9 
days, at Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll dated Mansfield. 

Sh.\w, Thomas. Seaman, ship " Protector," conjuianded by Capt. John Foster Wil- 
liams ; engaged April 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 17, 1780 ; .service, 3 mos. 17 
days. 

Shaw, Thomas. Certificate dated on board the ship " Boston," Dec. 27, 1777, signed 
by Capt. Hector McNiel, certifying that said Shaw, a Seaman belonging to the 
ship " Boston," fell from the maintopmast while on duty June 19, 1777, fractur- 
ing his skull, collar-bone, and jaw-bone, and subsequently lost the use of his 
left arm; also, House resolve dated March 21, 1783, allowing said Shaw half 
pay from the time of his discharge until the further order of the General Court 
or Congress ; resolve passed on the representation of John Lucas, Commissary 
of Pensioners. 

Shaw, Timothy, Oakham. Private, Capt. EzekielKnoulton'sco., Col. Dike's regt. ; 
pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Dorchester home, dated Dorches- 
ter, Nov. 20, 1776 ; 67 miles travel allowed said Shaw ; also, Capt. Edmund 
Hodges's CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; enlisted May 5, 1777; discharged 
July 5, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island, hicluding travel home ; 
also, Capt. Newell'sco. ; enlisted Nov. 3, 1778; discharged Nov. 18, 1778; ser- 
vice, 15 days ; company detached from Gen. Warner's brigade to join Col. Ger- 
rish's regt. of guards and escort troops of Saratoga convention from Rutland to 
Enfield, Conn. 

Shaw, William, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. John Porter's co.. Col. Paul Dudley 
Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 7, 1775 ; enlLsted June 29, 1775 ; service, 
1 mo. 3 days; also, company return dated Camp before Boston, Oct. 6, 1775; 
also, order for boimty coat dated Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1775. 

Shaw, William, Great Barrington. Private, 2d co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 12, 1777 ; 
also, Capt. Samuel Darby'sco., Col. John Bailey's regt. ; company return dated 
Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 25, 1778; reported deserted; also, list of men who 
deserted from Col. Bailey's (2d) regt. subsequent to Jan. 1, 1777, as returned by 
Ezra Badlam, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant ; residence. Great Barrington; 
enlistment, dxu'ing war ; reported deserted March 12, 1777. 



72 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, William, Lancaster. Corporal, Capt. John Prescott's co., which marched 
on the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 8 days ; also, Private, 
Capt. Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's (23d) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 6, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. .3 days ; «?so, company 
return endorsed " October 6, 1775; " reported " in the Works." 

Shaw, William, Lancaster. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 2d Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Cajjt. John White, Jr., attested at 
Lancaster, Dec. 20, 1777; residence, Lancaster; joined Capt. Scott's co., Col. 
Cilley's regt. ; reported enlisted for New Hampshire. 

Shaw, William, Middleborough. Captain, 1st Middleborough co. of Minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 3 days. 

Shaw, William, Middleborough. Private, Capt. James Keith's co., Col. Paul 
Dudley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 16, 1775 ; enlisted July 8, 1775 ; 
service, 24 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent m money dated Camp before Boston, Dec. 2, 1775. 

Shaw, William, Monson. Private, Capt. Reuben Munn's (Monson) co., which 
marched April 21, 1775, in resj^onse to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge; left Cambridge April 27, 1775; service, 10 days; reijorted returned 
home. 

Shaw, William, Nantucket. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, 
as returned by the Selectmen and Committee of Barnstable ; residence, Nan- 
tucket; engaged for town of Barnstable; joined Capt. John Russell's co.. Col. 
Bradford's regt.; tenn to expire Jan. -, 1780; also, list of men mustered by 
Joseph Otis, Muster Master for Barnstable Co., dated Barnstable, March 4, 
1777; Capt. John Russel's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; mustered Feb. 
27,1777; term, 3 years; reported received State and Continental bounties ; also, 
Capt. Russell's co.. Col. Bradford's regt.; subsistence allowed from date of 
entering service, Feb. 18, 1777, to March 21, 1777 ; credited with 43 days sub- 
sistence, including allowance for 11 daj^s (220 miles) travel on march from 
Boston to Bennington. 

Shaw, William, New Braintree. Private, Capt. John Grainger's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 1 week ; also, Capt. John Grainger's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos., 
1 week, 6 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, receipt for 
boimty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Shaw, William, Raynham. List of men raised in Bri.stol Co. to serve m the Conti- 
nental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as attested by James Wil- 
liams, Superintendent for said county ; also, descriptive list of men raised in 
Bristol Co. to serve in the Continental Army, returned as received of James 
Williams, Superintendent for said county, by Capt. Joshua Wilbore, at Taun- 
ton, March 21, 1781, to be conducted to Sprmgfield and delivered to Col. Shep- 
ard ; Capt. Hall's co., 3d regt.; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, 
dark; hair, black; eyes, black; occupation, laborer; residence, Raynham ; en- 
gaged for town of Raynham ; term, 3 years. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. Frederick Pope's co.. Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's 
regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported as belongmg to Vir- 
ginia ; also reported died Sept. 27, 1775. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. James Allen's co.. Col. Simeon Gary's regt. ; pay 
abstract for mileage, dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776 ; mileage for 
251 miles allowed said Shaw. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 73 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. Manasseh Kempton's co.. Col. Freeman's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 4 days, at 
Rhode Island on a secret expedition. Roll sworn to in Bristol Co. 

Shaw, "William. Private, Capt. Daniel Winchester's co., Col. Riiggles Wood- 
bridge's regt.; enlisted Aug. 17 [1777]; discharged Nov. 29 [1777]; service, 
3 mos. 21 days, with Northern army, including 8 days (152 miles) travel home. 

Shaw, William. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Bragdon's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 123 days, 
with Northern army, includmg 15 days (300 miles) travel home; company 
discharged at Quemau's Heights. 

Shaw, William. 10th co., Plymouth Co. regt. ; list of men who performed tours 
of duty; said Shaw credited with service "by Horton" at Rhode Island in 
1777, 2 mos. ; with service " by Horton " at York, 8 mos. ; with service on an 
alarm at Bristol, 22 days; with service on an alarm at Bedford, 15 days; with 
service "by Ed'd Packard " at Rhode Island, 2 mos.; also with service "by 
Neph " on an alarm at Rhode Island, 15 days. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's 
regt.; entered service May 6, 1778; discharged May 9, 1778; service, 3 days; 
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sept., 
1778. 

Shaw, William. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathan Leonard's (10th) co., 4th Worcester 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned June 11, 1778. 

Shaw, William. Captain, serving as Volunteer, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. 
Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; entered service Sept. 6,1778; discharged Sept. 12, 
1778; service, 6 days; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in 
May, and one m Sept., 1778. Roll dated Middleborough. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. John Hall's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's (Lincoln 
Co.) regt.; service from Aug. 7, 1779, to Sept. 7, 1779, 1 mo., at Penobscot; 
company marched on expedition to Majorbagaduce Aug. 7, 1779, by order of 
Gen. Lovel. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers; service from 
July 28, 1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 

Shaw, William. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superm- 
tendent ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the 
Continental Anny for the term of 9 months, returned as received of Justin Ely, 
Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 1779; Capt. 
Hubbard's CO., Col. Faulkner's regt. ; age, 48 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; com- 
plexion, dark; engaged for town of Concord; also, Major's co. ; entered ser- 
vice Jmie 17, 1779; discharged April 17, 1780; term, 9 months. 

Shaw, William. Corporal, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. 

Shaw, William. Matross, Capt. Donnell's co.. Col. Crane's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Nov. 14, 1780; reported 
deserted Nov. 14, 1780. 

Shaw, William. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Boston; engaged 
Jan. 23, 1781. 



74 I^IASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shaw, William. Descriptive list of men belonging to Col. William Shepard'a 
(4th) regt. who re-enlisted subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, dated Bud's Highlands ; 
age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; reported a tran- 
sient ; also, Private, Major's co., Col. William Shejiard's (ith) regt. ; Contmen- 
tal Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; reported 
deserted Feb. -, 1781 ; also, same co. and regt. ; return made up for the year 
1780, dated West Point and endorsed " Capt. Fullers Comp'y ; " enlisted Jan. 
1, 1780 ; enlistment, during war ; reported a transient. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. John Fuller's co., Col. William Shepard's (4th) 
regt.; muster roll for June, 1781; enlistment, during war; reported deserted 
April 12, 1781. 

Shaw, William. Seaman, Continental frigate "Deane," commanded by Capt. 
Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 21 
days ; term, 12 months. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782 ; wages allowed said 
Shaw from March 1, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 22 mos. 

Shaw, William. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) 
regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point ; enlisted April 15, 1781 ; 
enlistment, 3 years; also, muster roll for June, 1781; reported transferred to 
sappers and miners June 14, 1781 ; also, list of men who died or were discharged 
subsequent to Jan. 1,1781; said Shaw reported with sappers and miners ; also 
reported discharged April 10, 1783, by His Excellency Gen. Washington on 
account of infirmity. 

Shaw, William, Jr., Gouldsborough. Sergeant, Capt. Francis Shaw, Jr.'s co. ; 
engaged Sept. 7, 1775 ; service, 4 mos. 3 days ; company stationed at Goukls- 
boi'ough. No. 4, Narraguagus, and Pleasant River, for defence of seacoast. 

Shaw, William, Jr. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Maj. Eliphalet Gary's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shaw, William, Jr. Private, Lieut. Nathaniel Pope's co. later commanded by 
Lieut. Joseph Damon, Col. John Hathaway's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; seiwice, 6 days, at Rhode Island 
on an alarm. 

Shaw, William, Jr. 10th co., Plymouth Co. regt. ; list of men who performed 
tours of duty [year not given] ; said Shaw credited with service at Cambridge, 
5 mos. ; with one-third of a turn at York, rated equal to 1 mo. 20 days ; with 
service at Squantum, 10 days; with service on an alarm at Bedford, 15 days; 
also with service on an alarm at Rhode Island, 15 days. 

Shaw, Zachariah, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Robert Orr's co. of Miimte-men, 
Col. John Bailey's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 11 days ; also, Capt. James Allen's co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 
1 day; also, Capt. Allen's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt.; company return 
dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shaw, Zachariah. Private, Capt. Thomas Nash's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; 
service, 2 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776. Roll sworn to at Weymouth. 

Shaw, Zachariah. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. John Cushing's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 59^ days ; company stationed at New- 
port, R. I. Roll dated Bridgewater. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 75 

Shaw, Zachariah, Jr. Private, Capt. Nathan Alden's co., Col. Edward Mitchell's 
regt. ; service, 15 days ; company marched to Rliode Island under command of 
Lieut. John Whitman on the alarm of Dec. 8, 177G. 

Shaw, Zacharias. Private, Capt. David Kingman's co.. Col. Edward Mitchell's 
regt. ; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Squantum, or Braintree Farms, in March, 
177G. 

Shaw, Zacharias. Private, Capt. Nathan Alden's co.,Maj. Cary's regt. ; marched 
July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; comjiany marched to 
Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Sh.\w, Zephaniah, Middleborougli. Private, Capt. Amos Wade's (3d Middle- 
borough) CO. of Mmute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Marshfield; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Joshua White's co., Col. 
John Cushing's regt. ; drafted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 60 days, at Rhode Island ; 
roll dated Newport; also, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 6 days ; company marched to Rowland's 
Feriy, R. I., on an alarm; also, Capt. Job Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ten's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough ; ser- 
vice, 30 days, at Rhode Island ; also. Corporal, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Sproutt's regt.; entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 
1778; service, 6 days; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in 
May, and one in Sept., 1778; also, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
White's regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 9 days; 
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alai'm. 

Shawe, James. Private, Capt. Joseph McNall's co., in a regiment commanded by 
Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; enlisted May 24, 1779; service, 1 mo. 13 days, at 
Tiverton, R. I. 

Shawn, George, Mashpee (also given Sandwich) . Return of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from Col. Nathaniel Freeman's (1st Bamstable Co.) 
regt. ; residence, Mashpee ; enlisted for town of Sandwich ; joined Capt. Rus- 
sell's CO., Col. Bradford's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years or during war; also, li.st of 
men mustered by Joseph Otis, Jr., Muster Master for Barn.stable Co., dated 
Feb. 18, 1777; Capt. John Russell's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; mus- 
tered Feb. 10, 1777 : term, 3 years. 

Shaws [ Josiah]. Captain, Pearsontown co., 3d Cumberland Co. regt. of Mass. mili- 
tia ; return dated Brunswick, Aug. 29, 177(5, made by Samuel Thompson, of three 
regiments of militia in Cumberland Co., showing numbers and equipments. 

Shay, . [This name also appears under the form of Sha, Shaes, Shays, Shea, 

Sheas, Sheey, Shey.] 

Shay, Daniel, Shutesbury. Sergeant, Capt. Reuben Dickuison's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Woodbridge's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775; 
, service, 11 days ; aZso, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Reuben Dickinson's co.. Col. Ben- . ^ 

\l jamin Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; /Wv ^ 

engaged May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Pros- 
pect Ilill, Sept. 28, 1775; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Zacclieus Crocker's co., Col. Phineas Wright's (Hampshire 
Co.) regt., dated Shutesbury, Jan. 28, 1778; residence, Shiitesbury; engaged 
for town of Shute.sburj' ; joined Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years or during 
war; reported a Captain. 

Shay, James, Amherst. Capt. Reuben Dickinson's co. Col. Benjamin Ruggles 
Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shay and 
others, dated Charlestown, July 27, 1775; aZso, Private, same co. and regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; 






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76 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shay, James, continued. 

also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Sept. 28, 1775 ; also, order for money 
in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp near Prospect Hill, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Shay, John, Boston. Capt. John Popkin's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shay and others, dated Winter 
Hill, July 14, 1775; also, Bombardier, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 29, 1775; service, 2 mos. 8 days; also, company re- 
turn dated Camp at Winter Hill, Sept. 27, 1775. [See John Slay.] 

Shay, John. List of men mustered between Jan. 27, 1777, and Feb. 8, 1777, by 
Tliomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Oliver's co., Col. 
Greaton's regt. ; term, 3 years; reported received State bounty. 

Shay, Patrick, Sherburne. Private, Capt. Benjamin BuUard's co., Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 29, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 4 days; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; 
also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. BuUard's 
regt., as returned by Aaron Gardner, Captain, 1st co., and Moses Perry, Lieu- 
tenant, 9th CO., swoi-n to Feb. 17, 1778; residence, Sherburne; engaged for 
town of Sherburne ; joined Capt. Willington's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; 
term, during war (also given 3 years) . 

Shay, Richard, Newbury. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen- 
tal Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780. returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. 
regt., at Springfield, July 6, 1780; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complex- 
ion, light; engaged for town of Newbury; arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780; 
marched to camp July 6, 1780, under command of Lieut. Taylor, of 2d Mass. 
regt. ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. 
Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 
25, 1780. 

Shay, Richard, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Ezra Lunt's co.. Col. Moses Little's 
(17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 17, 1775; service, 
2 weeks; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; age, 29 jts. 

Shay, Richard. Private, Capt. Stephen Jenkins's co.. Col. Samuel Johnson's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 4 mos., imder 
Gen. Gates in Northern department, including 14 days (280 miles) travel home ; 
order for payment of amount of roll dated at Newburyport and signed by Capt. 
Jenkins. 

Shayler, Reuben, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. James Warriner's (Wilbraham) 
CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 10 days. 

Shaylor, . [This name also appears under the form of Shalyer, Shalyr, Shay- 
ler, Shela.] 

Shaylor, Reuben. Capt. Nathan Rowle's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted 
July 1, 1778 ; service, 6 mos. 4 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) 
home; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shays, Daniel, Shutesbury. Captain, Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Oct. 14, 1780; also, same 
regt.; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; residence, Shutesbury; also, Col. 
Putnam's 5th (also given 4th) regt. ; returns of officers for clothing, dated 
Boston, June 17, and Nov. 24, 1778 ; also. Captain, 5th Mass. regt. ; list of 
settlements of rank of Continental officers, dated West Pomt, made by a Board 
held for tlie purpose and confirmed by Congress Sept. 6, 1779 ; commissioned 
Jan. 1, 1777. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 77 

Shays, John, Chesterfield. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from ith Chesterfield co., as returned by Capt. Benjamin Bonney, dated April 
3, 1779; residence, Chesterfield; engaged for town of Chesterfield; term, 
3 years. 

Shays, Patrick, Sherburne. Private, Capt. Thomas Willington's (late Capt. Ben- 
jamin Bullard's) Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at 
Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; certified as having been in service prior to Oct. 1, 
1776; reported re-engaged Nov. 14, 1776, as Private in Capt. Willington's co.. 
Col. Wigglesworth'sregt., but to continue in Col. Whitcomb's regt. until Dec. 
31, 1776; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to June 1, 1779; 
reported discharged June 1, 1779; also, Capt. Thomas Willington's co.. Col. 
Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Sherburne; 
engaged for town of Sherburne; mustered by Nathaniel Barber; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp Greenwich ; also, Capt. 
Ebenezer Smith's co., (late) Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; muster roll for March 
and April, 1779, dated Providence ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777 ; enlistment, duruig 
war; reported unfit for service. 

Shays, Rich-^rd, Boston. Enlistment agreement dated 1776, signed by said Shays 
and others, engaging themselves to serve in the Continental Army for the term 
of 3 years, imless sooner discharged ; also, return of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from Capt. Seth Murray's co., Col. Pomeroy's (Hampshire 
Co.) regt., endorsed " 1777 ; " residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Hatfield ; 
also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. 
Joshua Woodbridge, swoni to April 5, 1779 ; residence, Boston ; engaged for 
town of Hatfield ; term, 3 years. 

Shays, Robert. " Hand," schooner " Plymouth," commanded by Capt. Isaac Bart- 
lett ; portage bill made up for voyage to West Indies and return to Boston ; 
engaged Jan. 16, 1777 ; discharged April 16, 1777. 

Shaysbryck, . [This name also appears vmder the foi-m of Shasbrick.] 

Shaysbryck, John, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co.. Col. Calvin 
Smith's (13th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 
18, 1777, to March 15, 1779; reported exchanged March 15, 1779; also, Capt. 
Thomas Willmgton's co.,Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; return [year not 
given]; residence, Marblehead ; engaged for town of Marblehead ; term, during 
war; mustered by Nathaniel Barber ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
June, 1778, dated Camp Greenwich ; reported on furlough. 

Shdock, Cato. Fifer, 4th co. ; entry dated Oct. 21, 1783, of an order for wages for 
/ May- July [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on ac- 

count of wages, etc. 

Shb:a, . [This name also appears imder the form of Sha, Shaes, Shay, Shays, 

Sheas, Slieey, Shey.] 

Shea, David, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st 
Chesterfield co., as returned by Capt. William White; engaged for town of 
Chesterfield ; joined Capt. Abraham Hunt's co. ; engaged Sept. -, 1777 ; term, 
3 years ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1777; Capt. Hunt's co.. Col. John Patter- 
son's regt. ; reported received State bounty ; also, Private, Capt. Abraham 
Hvmt's CO., Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser- 
vice from Jan. 23, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; credited to town of Marblehead ; also, 
muster roll for Dec. , 1777, sworn to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted Jan. 23, 
1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported in hospital at Albany ; also, muster roll for 
Nov., 1778, sworn to at Providence ; also, order for gratuity, dated Providence, 



78 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shea, David, continued. 

Feb. 13, 1779 ; also, muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; 
also, CaiJt. Green's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 3, 
1781; Capt. Francis Green's CO., 1st Mass. regt. ; age,23yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; 
comjilexion, light; hair, sandy; birthplace, Ireland; residence, Boston; en- 
listed Jan. 19, 1777, by Capt. Himt, at Boston; enlistment, during war; also. 
Private, Capt. Francis Green's co.. Col. Josej)h Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls 
for Jan.-May, 1781, dated West Point; also, mu.ster roll for June, 1781, dated 
Camp Phillipsburgh ; also, muster roll for July, 1781; also, muster rolls for 
Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill; reported on command with light 
infantry from Feb., 1781 ; also, muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1781, and Jan., 
1782, dated Quarters York Hutts ; reported transferred to Light Infantry co. 
Jan. 1, 1782 ; also, Capt. Nathaniel Cushing's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Joseph 
Vose's regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated Huts ; also, muster roll for Feb., 
1782, sworn to at West Point. 

Shea, Jeremiah, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Mas- 
ter for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) 
battalion; reported received State bounty; also, Sergeant, Capt. Buckland's 
CO., Col. John Crane's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accomits for service from 
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 16, 1777 ; residence, Boston ; reported deserted Dec. 16, 
1777. 

Shea, John, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Robert Webster's co. of Minute-men, 
Gen. Pomroy's i"egt., which marched April 21, 1775, m response to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days; also, Capt. Robert Webster's co.. Col. John 
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; order for bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Dorchester Camp, Nov. 29, 1775. 

Shea, Moses. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk 
Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777 ; Capt. Marshall's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's 
regt. ; reported received State bounty. 

Shea, Nathaniel, Princeton, N. J. Private, Capt. Moore's co.. Col. William Shep- 
jiard's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 4, 1777, to 
June 23, 1779 ; reported deserted ; also, Capt. Thomas Fish's co.. Col. Shepard's 
regt. ; return dated Feb. 3, 1778 ; residence, Princeton, N. J. ; enlisted for town 
of Princeton, N. J. ; mustered by State and Contmental Muster Masters; also, 
same co. and regt.; muster roll for July and Aug., 1778; also, same co. and 
regt.; muster rolls for Oct., 1778, March and April, 1779, dated Providence; 
enlisted Jan. 4, 1777; enlistment, during war; reported on command at South 
Kingston in March and April, 1779; also, descriptive list of deserters from Col. 
William Shepard's (4tli) regt., made up from Jan. 1, 1777, to June 1, 1780; 
Capt. Moore's (late Capt. Fish's) co. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; com- 
plexion, light ; hair, light ; residence, Princeton, N. J. ; enlistment, during 
war; deserted June 7, 1779; reported as having left regiment at Providence, 
last heard of at Penobscot. 

Shead, Amos (also given Moses), Groton. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. 
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster rolls for June and July, 1781 ; enlisted 
March 20, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command with Col. Scamell 
in June, 1781; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Huts; also, descrip- 
tive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's 
(7th) regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 (also given 5 ft. 7) in. ; comjilexion, 
dark ; hair, dark ; occupation, farmer ; birthplace, Groton ; residence, Groton ; 
enlisted March 17 (also given March 20), 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also. Pri- 
vate, 2d CO. ; entry dated Oct. 21, 1783, of an order for wages for May [year not 
given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on accoimt of wages, etc. 



IN THE WAli OF THE REVOLUTION. 79 

Shead, Amos. Private, Capt. Edmund Longley's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted 
Sejjt. 27, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 8 days; company de- 
tached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Shead, Amos. Private, Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt., Col. 
Commandant Jolm Jacobs's brigade ; entered service July 25, 1780 ; discharged 
Oct. 30, 1780; .service, 3 mos. 10 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 
miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shead, Asa, A.shby. Private, Capt. Abijah Wyman's co., Col. "William Prescott's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
7 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 3, 1775 ; also, Lieutenant, 
Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt., Col. Commandant John 
Jacobs's brigade ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 4 mos. 8 days, at Rhode 
Island, including travel (100 miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shead, Daniel. Private, Capt. Isaac "Woods's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. of 
guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June -, 1778 ; enlisted 
March 31, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2 (also given April 1), 1778; 
also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 1, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 
4 days, at Cambridge. 

Shead, Daniel. Private, Capt. Simon Himt's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted Aug. 15, 1778; discharged Dec. 16, 1778; service, 4 mos. 2 
days. Roll dated "Winter Hill. 

Shead, Daniel. Receipt dated Sheffield, Aug. 28, 1780, for bounty paid said Shead 
by Capt. Roswell Downing, on behalf of the town of Sheffield, to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 months. 

Shead, David. Private, Capt. Josiah Sartell's co., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Groton to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 14 days. 

Shead, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Roswell Downing's co., Col. John Ashly's regt. ; 
entered service July 6, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 1777 ; service, 21 days ; com- 
pany marched to Kingsbury at request of Maj. Gen. Schuyler. Roll sworn to 
in Berkshire Co. 

Shead, James. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Mayo's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of 
guards; service from Feb. 2, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos., at Cambridge. 

Shead, John. Private, Capt. Edmund Longley's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted 
Oct. 1, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day ; company detached 
to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Shead, John. Private, Capt. Tunothy Boutell's co., Col. John Rand's regt. ; en- 
listed July 16, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days, including 
10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in "Worcester Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shead, John. Corporal, Cai>t. Amos Foster's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt. ; entered 
service July 28, 1780, 3 days preceding march; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 8 days, probably at Rhode Island, including 5 days (100 miles) 
travel home ; company detached from 7th Middlesex Co. regt. and ordered part 
to Rhode Island and part to Fishkill ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental 
Army for 3 months. 

Shead, John. Private, Capt. Amos Foster's co.. Col. CjT)rian How's regt. ; entered 
service July 28, 1780, 3 days preceduig march : discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 8 days, probably at Rhode Island, including 5 days (100 miles) 
travel home ; company detached from 7th Middlesex Co. regt. and ordered part 
to Rhode Island and part to Fishkill ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental 
Army for 3 months. 



80 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shead, Jonathan, Tewksbury. Private, Capt. Jonathan Brown's co. (Southeast 
CO. in Tewksbury), Col. David Green's (Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days ; reported returned home. 

Shead, Joseph. Private ; list of men returned as serving on picket guard under 
Maj. Loammi Baldwin, dated May 11, 1775. 

Shead, Lemuel, Lancaster. Descriptive list of deserters from Col. Rufus Putnam's 
(5th) regt., dated Nov. 20, 1780; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, 
light; hair, light; residence, Lancaster ; engaged for town of Lancaster; term, 
3 years; deserted May 3, 1777; reported never joined. 

Shead, Lemuel, Lancaster (also given Noi-way) . Private, Colonel'sco., Col. Thomas 
Marshall's (10th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Oct. 
23, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Lancaster; also, Col. Benjamin Tapper's 
(10th) regt. ; service from Jan. 1, 1781, 24 mos. ; also, list of men entitled to 
$20 or 200 acres of land, agreeable to resolve of March 5, 1801 ; 5th Mass. regt. ; 
re.sidence, Norway. 

Shead, Marcus, Tewksbury. Capt. Charles Furbush's co., Col. Bridge's regt. ; re- 
ceipt for advance pay, signed by said Shead and others, dated Cambridge, June 
30, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en- 
listed May 30, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days. 

Shead, Reuben, Billerica. List of men raised for Continental service from 7th 
Middlesex Co. regt., as retiinied by Capt. Edward Farmer, dated Feb. 16, 1778 ; 
residence, Billerica; engaged for town of Billerica; joined Capt. Danforth's 
CO., Col. Nixon's regt. 

Shead, Samuel. Private, Lieut. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Col. John Ashley's regt. ; 
enlisted July 6, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 1777 ; service, 22 days ; company 
marched to Kingsbiiry at request of Maj. Gen. Schuyler. Roll sworn to in 
Berkshire Co. 

Shead, Samuel. Retiim made by Capt. John Walton to Capt. Brooks, dated Cam- 
bridge, Nov. 5, 1777, of the men belonging to 1st Cambridge co. who had engaged 
to serve in said Brooks's co. as guards over prisoners that .surrendered with 
Gen. Burgoyne; also. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. 
of guards; joined Nov. 5, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 28 days, at 
Cambridge. 

Shead, Samuel. Receipt dated SheflSeld, Aug. 28, 1780, for bounty paid said Shead 
by Capt. Roswell Downing, on behalf of the town of SheflSeld, to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 months. 

Shead, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathan Sargeant's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. 
of guards ; detached July 5, 1778 ; service to July 17, 1778, 12 days ; regiment 
stationed at Winter Hill ; also, Capt. Robert Davis's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Boston, Aug. 14, 1778 ; enlisted July 29, 1778 ; company 
drafted to serve for 6 weeks from July 29, 1778; also, Capt. Davis's co., Maj. 
Goodwin's detachment, Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards : detached July 29, 1778 : 
discharged Sept. 10, 1778 : service, 1 mo. 11 days ; also, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's 
CO. ; enlisted Dec. 20, 1778; discharged April 29, 1779; service, 4 mos. 10 days. 
■ with guards under Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston ; also, Maj. Nathaniel 
Heath's co. ; enlisted April 30, 1779: discharged July 31, 1779; service, 3 mos. 
2 days; aZ.so, same co. ; enlisted Aug. 1,1779; discharged Oct. 31, 1779; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. ; also, Corporal, same co. ; enlisted Nov. 1, 1779; discharged Jan. 
31,1780: service, 3 mos. ; o7.so, same co. ; enlisted Feb. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. ; 
also, same co. ; enlisted May 1, 1780: service, 3 mos. ; also, same co. : enlisted 
Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 6, 1780: service, 2 mos. 6 days; above service 
from April 30, 1779, with guards at and about Boston mider successive engage- 
ments of 3 months. 



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IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 81 

Shead, Samuel. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co., Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; service, 
4 days ; company marched to the Northward by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows 
on an alarm at the time Forts George and Ann were taken by the enemy. Roll 
sworn to at Sheffield. 

Shead, Simon, Pepperell. Private, Capt. Moses Barns's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Perce's regt.; enlisted May 17, 1779; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Rhode Island; 
enlistment to exjjire July 1, 1779. 

Shead, "William, Groton. Capt. John Minot's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract 
for mileage to and from Dorchester Heights and travel allowance home ; said 
Shead credited with mileage for 82 miles and travel allowance for 2 days ; war- 
rant allowed in Council Nov. 30, 1776. 

Sheahey, Daniel. Corporal, Capt. Laurence Keene's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Sheairmon, Plumb. Private, Capt. Lemuel Stewart's co. ; enlisted July 5 [1775] ; 
discharged Sept. 6 [ 1775] ; service, 2 mos. 1 day. [ See Amos Plumb Sheannan. ] 

Sheakheakkauwoh, Hendrick, Stockbridge. Private, Capt. William Goodrich's 
CO. of Indians, Col. John Patterson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted April 23, 1775; service, 3 mos. 16 days; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Stockbridge, Feb. 27, 1776. [See Hendrick 
Shukhukwan.] 

Shealds, William. Private, Capt. Isaiah Stetson's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc. ; enlisted 
and joined Dec. 31, 1776; reported deserted. 

Sheaman, Cornelius. Private, Capt. Barnabas Doty'sco., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; entered service Sept. 13, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 17, 1778 ; service, 5 days, 
on an alarm at Falmouth, Barnstable Co. 

Sheamon, Prince. Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co., 9th regt. formerly commanded 
by Col. David Brewer ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Camp Roxbury, Nov. 6, 1775. 

Shean, Richard, Berwick. Descriptive list of men raised in York Co. in 1779 to 
serve in the Continental Army; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, 
light ; engaged for town of Berwick ; reported delivered to Ensign Clarke ; also, 
Capt. Ashley's co. ; entered service July 28, 1779 ; discharged May 23, 1780 ; 
term, 9 months ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen- 
tal Army for the tenn of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Col. Timothy Bigelow, at Spring- 
field, Sept. 7, 1780; age, 26 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; en- 
gaged for town of Berwick; arrived at Springfield Aug. 31, 1780; marched to 
camp Sept. 7, 1780, under command of Ensign Simonds ; also, list of men raised 
for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed 
muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Private, Capt. 
Noah Allen's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 
1781, dated Garrison at West Point; enlisted Aug. 28, 1780; enlistment, 6 
months; reported discharged April 20, 1781. having stayed 1 mo. 20 days over 
time of enlistment; also, pay roll for 6 months men belonging to the town of 
Berwick raised for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched 
Aug. 1, 1780: discharged April 20, 1781 ; service, 9 mos. (> days, at West Point, 
including travel (325 miles) home. 

Sheanes, William, Worthington. List of men raised by the town of Worthington 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years or during the war, as 
returned by Capt. Ebenezer Webber and 1st Lieut. Timothy Meach, dated 



82 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sheanes, William, continued. 

Worthington, March 30, 1779; residence, "Worthington ; engaged for town of 
"VVorthington ; joined Capt. Sizar's co., Col. Bolding's (Baldwin's) regt. 

Sheapere, Jacob. Capt. Edward Fettyplace's (Fort) co. ; copy of a company 
return dated Aug. 26, 1777. 

Sheapord, Henry, Dunstable. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Bancroft's co., Col. Bridge's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 15, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 22 
days. 

Shearburne, Benjamin. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. James "Webb's co.. Col. Henry 
Sherburne's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Rhode Island, Aug. 21, 1778. 

Shearding, Henry, Boston. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's co., Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 24, 1778 ; company stationed at Rhode Island for 
6 months from July 1, 1778. 

Shearer, . [This name also appears under the form of Sharer, Shearrer, Sherar, 

Sherer. ] 

Shearer, Reuben. Private, Capt. Ephraim Chapin's co., Col. Ruggles Wood- 
bridge's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 12 (also given Aug. 23) , 1777 ; discharged Nov. 
30 (also given Nov. 29), 1777; service, 3 mos. 27 (also given 3 mos. 15) days, 
under Gen. Gates in Northern department, including 8 days (154 miles) travel 
home ; order for payment of amount of roll dated at Springfield and signed by 
Capt. Chajjin. 

Shearer, Thomas. Capt. Aaron Graves's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ; entered 
service May 8, 1777; discharged July 8, 1777; service, 70 days, at the North- 
ward, including 10 days (206 miles) travel from camp home. 

Shearer, William, Greenwich. Private, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in 
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days. 

Shearer, William, Milton. Private, Capt. Samuel Curtis's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
1 mo. 27 days ; reported killed June 24, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of 
boxmty coat due said Shearer dated Feb. 21, 1776, signed by Sarah Shearer, 
executrix. 

Shearer, William, Palmer. Private, Capt. David Speer's co. of militia, Col. 
Pynchon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
22 days. 

Shearer, William. Private, Lieut. Josiah Wilson's co.. Col. Porter's (Hamp- 
shire Co.) regt. ; marched Sept. 23, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 17, 1777 ; service, 
1 mo. 2 days, at the Northward, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; com- 
pany marched to reinforce army under Maj. Gen. Gates on an alarm. 

Shearer, William. Private, Capt. Hugh McClallen's co., Col. David Wells's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo. 2 days, 
with Northern army, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to 
in Hampshire Co. 

Shearlock, Ichaeod, Lanesborough. Descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, 
of men rai.sed in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and de- 
livered to William Walker, Superintendent for said county ; Capt. Barns's co.. 
Col. Simonds's regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, 
brown; occupation, laborer; residence, Lanesborough; enlisted for town of 
Lanesborough; enlistment, 3 years; reported receipted for by Capt. Smith. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 83 

Sheakly, John, Cape Cod. List of prisoners discharged from prison-ship at Rhode 
Island m exchange for British prisoners and sent to Boston in the schooner 
" Speedwell " Aug. 6, 1777, by Capt. Josiah Godfrey. 

Shearman, . [This name also appears vmder the form of Searman, Sliarman, 

Sharmon, Sheainnon, Shearmen, Sheerman, Shereman, Sheremon, Sherman, 
Shermon.] 

Shearman, . Coqjoral, Capt. Cushing's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; return for liquor 

due [year not given]. 

Shearman, Abel. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co., Col. Symonds's regt. ; ser- 
vice, (i days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 14, 
1777, on an alarm. 

Shearman, Abishai. 2d co. commanded by Lieut. John Doty, Col. Ebenezer 
Sprout's regt. ; entered service May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 7, 1778 ; service, 
2 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; entered service Sei)t. 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 
6 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. 

Shearman, Amos Plumb. Drummer, Capt. Lemuel Stewart's co. ; entered service 
July 9 [1775] ; credited with 43 days billeting allowance ; amount of billeting 
for company paid on a warrant from Maj. Gen. Schuyler and receipted for by 
Capt. Stewart at Albany Jan. 27, 1776. [See Plumb Sheairmon.] 

Shearman, Benjamin. Seaman, ship " General Miiilin," commanded by Capt. 
George Wait Babcock ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to at Boston, 
Sept. 9, 1780; age, 24yrs. ; complexion, dark; occupation, landsman ; reported 
as belonging to Massachusetts. 

Shearman, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Mills's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp at Peekskill ; enlisted March 29, 
1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781 ; also, muster rolls for 
Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Huts; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated York 
Huts ; reported as hostler to the General. 

Shearman, Beriah, Brimfield. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co.. Col. Tim- 
othy Danielson's regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shearman, Christopher. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lawrance's co.. Col. George 
Williams's regt. ; service, 1 mo., on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in 1777. 

Shearman, Cornelius. 2d co. commanded by Lieut. John Doty, Col. Ebenezer 
Sprout's regt. ; entered service May 6, 1778; discharged May 7, 1778; service, 
2 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; entered service Sept. 5, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 11, 1778 ; service, 
6 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to in PljTiiouth Co. 

Shearman, Daniel, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kempton's co., Col. 
Timothy Danielson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 
30, 1775. 

Shearman, Darius. Private, Capt. Anthony Post's co. of artificers annexed to 
artillery by order of Gen. Knox; service from April 1,1778, to May 1, 1778, 
1 mo. 

Shearman, Edward. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Col. Ebenezer Sprout, of Middleborough ; service, 6 days, on the 
alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776. 



84 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shearman, Edward. Private ; pay roll of men raised for defence of Dartmouth 
by order of General Court of June 22, 1779, as returned by Maj. Manasseh 
Kempton; enlisted Aug. .3, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 3 mos. 21 
(also given 3 mos. 18) days. 

Shearman, Edward. Bombardier, Capt. Amos Lincoln's co. ; return of men 
entitled to clothing for the year 1782, dated Boston, April 18, 1783. , 

Shearman, Elijah. Seaman, brigantine "Active," commanded by Capt. Allen 
Hallet; engaged June 7, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 2 mos. 25 
days. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Shearman, Ellas. Sergeant, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for Jan.-Dec, 1777 ; reported as serv- 
ing as Sergeant Major until July 21, 1777, and then as Ensign ; appointed April 
29, 1777 ; term, 3 years. 

Shearman, Elisha. Sergeant, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster rolls for Jan., Feb., and March, 1778; 
reported sick and absent in March, 1778. 

Shearman, George. Captain, serving as Volunteer, Col. Joab Stafford's (Inde- 
j)endent) co. of volunteers; service, G days; company raised from the alarm 
lists of New Providence, Lanesborough, East Hoosuck, and Gageborough, 
marched Aug. 14, 1777, and fought in battle near Bennington Aug. 16, 1777. 

Shearman, Henry. Ensign, Capt. James "Webb's co.. Col. Henry Sherburne's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Camj) at Rhode Island, Aug. 21, 1778. 

Shearman, Ichabod, Pembroke. Private, Capt. John Turner's co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; marched Sept. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days ; company marched 
to Rhode Island. 

Shearman, Isaac, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days. 

Shearman, Isaac, "Wells. Private, Capt. Daniel Clark's co.. Col. Joseph Prime's 
regt.; joined May 9, 1780; discharged Nov. 12, 1780; service, 6 mos. 4 days; 
enlistment, 8 months; regiment raised in York Co. for defence of eastern 
Massachusetts ; also, Lieut. Joseph McLellan's co. ; detached Dec. fi, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Jan. 11, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. 5 days, at the Eastward ; company de- 
tached from Col. Joseph Pi-ime's regt. by order of Gen. Wadsworth to serve 
out the balance of the 8 months term of enlistment. 

Shearman, Isaac. Private, Capt. Joseph Parker's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproat's 
(Sprout's) regt.; entered service Jan. 9, 1778; company stationed at Rhode 
Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778. 

Shearman, Isaac. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster 
"Williams; engaged March 5, 1780; discharged July 26, 1780; service, 4 mos. 
21 days. 

Shearman, Jabez. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Parker's co., Col Ebenezer Sproat's 
(Sprout's) regt. ; entered service Jan. 9, 1778 ; company stationed at Rhode 
Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778; also, 2d co. commanded by Lieut. John 
Doty, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; entered service May 6, 1778; discharged 
May 7, 1778 ; service, 2 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to in 
Plymouth Co.; a^so, same co. and regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1778; dis- 
charged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 6 days, on an alann at Dartmouth; roll sworn 
to in Plymouth Co. 

Shearman, James, Yarmouth. Private, Capt. Richard Mayberry's co., Col. Eben- 
ezer Francis's regt. ; pay abstract for rations and travel allowance from Dor- 
chester Heights home ; said Shearman credited with allowance for 8 days (155 
miles) travel ; warrant allowed in Council Nov. 29, 177() ; also, list of men raised 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 85 



Shearman, James, continued. 

in Cumberland Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at 
Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received of Maj. 
James Johnson by Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, at Fishkill, June 25, 1778 ; 
engaged for town of North Yarmouth ; arrived at Fishkill Jiuie 15, 1778. 

Shearman, Jesse. Capt. George Gould's cc. Col. Paul D. Sargent's regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 [service not given]. 

Shearman, Job. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co.. Col. Symonds's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 6 days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 14, 
1777, on an alarm. 

Shearman, John, Brimfield. Private, Capt. Ames Walbridge's co.. Col. D. Brewer's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted INlay 13, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 20 
days. 

Shearman, John, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kempton's co., Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt.; muster i-oU dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 4 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shearman, John, PljTnpton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co., Col. James "War- 
ren's regt., which marched in respon.se to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marsh- 
field ; service, 2 days. 

Shearman, John. Private, Capt. James Webb's co.. Col. Henry Sherburne's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Camp at Rhode Island, Aug. 21, 1778 ; enlisted Sept. 24, 1777 ; 
enlistment, 3 years. 

Shearman, John. Private, Capt. Ichabod Bonney's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. ; marched Oct. 5, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 11 days, at Castle Island ; company 
discharged Dec. 11, 1778. 

Shearman, John. Master's mate, ship "General Mifflin," commanded by Capt. 
George Wait Babcock ; descriptive list of otiicers and crew, sworn to at Bos- 
• ton, Sept. 9, 1780; age, 35 yrs. ; complexion, light; reported as belonging to 
Massachusetts. 

Shearman, John. Sergeant, Capt. George Claghom's co.. Col. Abigail (Abiel) 
Mitchell's regt.; engaged July 31, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 
3 mos. 2 days ; regiment raised in Bri.stol Co. to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. 

Shearman, Jonathan, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Joseph Cole's co.. Col. John 
Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted July 1, 1778 ; service, 6 mos., at Rhode Island ; enlist- 
ment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shearman, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Jabez Barney's co., Col. Mitchel's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 2('>, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 8 days, 
at Rhode Island ; regiment detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth. 

Shearman, Joseph, Pembroke. Private, Capt. John Turner's co., Col. John Cush- 
ing's regt.; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 17 days; company marched to 
Providence, R. I., on an alarm. 

Shearman, Joshua. Private, Capt. Joseph Parker's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproat's 
(Sprout's) regt.; entered service Jan. 9, 1778; company stationed at Rhode 
Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778. 

Shearman, Lemuel, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kempton's co., Col. 
Timothy Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 30, 
1775; service, 2 mos. 6 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent m money dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 
30, 1775. 



86 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shearman, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 12, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777 ; roll 
dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll dated North King.ston, 
Dec. 3, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; service from Dec. 1, 1777, to Jan. 4, 
1778, 1 mo. 4 days, including travel home; roll dated Providence. 

Shearman, Levi. Matross, Capt. Timothy Ingraham's co. ; service from March 1, 
1778, to May 1, 1778, 61 days ; company stationed at the fort at Dartmouth. 

Shearman, Michael. Private, Capt. Robert Earl's (Dartmouth) co., Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; service from July 29, 1778, to Sept. 11, 1778, 1 mo. 14 days, 
at Rhode Island. 

Shearman, Nathan. Private, Capt. John Turner's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. 
of guards ; joined Nov. 6, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 27 days, at 
Cambridge. 

Shearman, Nathaniel. 2d co. commanded by Lieut. John Doty, Col. Ebenezer 
Sprout's regt.; entered service May 6, 1778; discharged May 7, 1778; service, 
2 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; entered service Sept. 5, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 11, 1778 ; service, 
6 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth ; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. ; also, Pri- 
vate, Capt. Barnabas Doty's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; entered service 
Sept. 13, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 17, 1778 ; service, 5 days, an an alarm at Fal- 
mouth, Barnstable Co. 

Shearman, Nathaniel. Sergeant, Capt. Ichabod Bonney's co.. Col. Nathan Spar- 
hawk's regt. ; marched Oct. 5, 1778; service, 2 mos. 11 days, at Castle Island, 
includmg travel (4 days) home ; company discharged Dec. 11, 1778. 

Shearman, Obed. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co.. Col. Pope's 
regt.; engaged Dec. 7, 1776; discharged Dec. 14, 1776; service, 7 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shearman, Obed. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 4 days ; 
company marched to Rhode Island on an alaim. 

Shearman, Palmer. List of men drafted from Capt. Squire Millard's (2d "War- 
wick) CO. Sept. 28 [year not given]. 

Shearman, Peleg, Swanzey. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Caleb Hill's (2d) co., Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers 
chosen in said regiment ; ordered in Council March 28, 1776, that said officers 
be commissioned; reported commissioned March 27 [?], 1776; also, Captain, 
Col. Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt.; service, 104 days; company stationed at 
Slade's Ferry in Swanzey as a guard from Jan. 6, 1777, to April 19, 1777, by 
order of Brig. Gen. George Godfrey; roll sworn to at Taunton ; also. Captain, 
Col. John Hathaway's (Bristol Co.) regt.; service, 24 days; company raised 
to support the Lines near Rhode Island on an alarm and stationed at Slade's 
Ferry from April 20, 1777, to May 13, 1777 ; also, Captain of a company raised 
in Bristol Co. which served as guards at Slade's Ferry in Swanzey at request 
of Maj. Gen. Jo. Spencer to hold that post until he could send a relief from 
the 2 months men ; service from May 14, 1777, to June 5, 1777,' 23 days ; a dupli- 
cate roll is endorsed "Colo Carpenters Reg't;" also, Captain, Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt. ; service from July 23, 1777, to Aug. 25, 1777, 34 days, in- 
cluding 2 days preceding march and 2 days travel home from North Kingston ; 
mileage (16 miles) also allowed from Providence ; also, same regt. ; service 
from Oct. 13 to Oct. 18, 1777, 6 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island at 
request of Gen. Spencer; mileage (12 miles) allowed from Swanzey to How- 
land's Ferry; also. Captain, 2d co., 1st Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list 
of officers; commissioned June 17, 1778. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 87 

Shearman, Peleg, Swanzey. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Cole's co.. Col. John 

Jacohs's regt. ; engaged June 27, 1778 ; service, 6 mos. 3 days, at Rhode Island ; 
term to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shearman, Philip. Capt. Benjamin Willcox's co., which marched from Dart- 
mouth to Rowland's Ferry, R. I., Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm, to repel the British 
forces that arrived at Newport Dec. 7, 1776 ; service, 29 days. 

Shearman, Preserved. Private, Capt. William Hicks's co.. Col. Pope's regt. ; 
marched Dec. 7, 1777; returned Dec. 23, 1777; service, 17 days; company 
raised in Dartmouth. 

Shearman, Prince, Ware (also given Belchertown) . Private, Capt. Jonathan 

Bardwell's co., Col. David Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 

^/ 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, company 

return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, Private, Capt. John Holden's co., Col. 

Nixon's regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779. 

Shearman, Samuel, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Daniel Egrey's co.. Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt. ; company return dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shearman, Samuel, Sudbury. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. for 
the term of 9 months from the tmie of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Manord's 
(Maynard's) co.. Col. How's regt. ; age, 23jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; residence, Sudbury ; engaged for town of Sudbury ; arrived at Fishkill 
July 11, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Com- 
missioner, by Capt. John Santford, of Col. Malcom's regt. ; residence, Sudbury ; 
engaged for town of Sudbury. 

Shearman, Samuel. Corporal, Capt. Reuben Munn's co., (late) Col. David Leon- 
ard's regt. ; entered service March 1, 1777; discharged April 11, 1777; service, 
42 days ; company detached to reinforce army at Ticonderoga. 

Shearman, Samuel. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, returned as received by Sergt. Caleb Snow and 
Elias Bolton, at Taunton, May 3, 1781, to be conducted to Springfield and deliv- 
ered to Col. William Shepard, with the exception of said Shearman and two 
others who liad deserted ; age, 42 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light ; 
occupation, carpenter; engaged March 17, 1781; engaged for town of Norton; 
term, 3 years ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, returned as received by John Burt, at Taunton, 
July 6, 1781, to be conducted to Springfield and delivered to Col. Shepard, but 
reported as having been delivered to Maj. Pettingall at Boston. 

Shearman, Stephen, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Joshua Wilbore's co., Col. Eben- 
ezer Francis's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from camp home, etc. ; 
credited witli allowance for 3 days (65 miles) travel ; company drafted from 
Taunton, Raynham, Easton, Dartmouth, Freetown, Berkley, and Dighton ; 
warrant allowed in Council Nov. 29, 1776. 

Shearman, Stephen. Private, Capt. Thomas Elsbre's co., Col. Livingston's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 11, 1779; discharged Sept. 9, 1779; service, 29 days, at 
Freetown and Rhode Island ; company raised for 2 months. 

Shearman, Thomas, Brimfield. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co., Col. 
Danielson's regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shearman, Thomas, Myrifield (also given Ware) . Private, Capt. Jonathan Bard- 
well's co.. Col. David Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, Corporal, same 
CO. and regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 



88 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shearman, Timothy. Fifer, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co., Col. Symonds's regt. ; 
service, 6 days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 
14, 1777, on an alarm. 

Shearman, Timothy. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; jjay roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 3, 1777 ; enlisted Aug. 12, 1777 ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; service from Dec. 1, 1777, to Jan. 4, 1778, 1 mo. 4 days, 
including travel home ; roll dated Providence. 

Shearman, Zephaniah, Swanzey. List of men drafted from Bristol Co. militia to 
march to Horse Neck under command of Col. Thomas Carpenter [year not 
given], but who failed to join regiment; reported drafted from town of 
Swanzey ; drafted into Capt. Peleg Peck's co. 

Shearmen, Peter. Receipt dated Point Shirley, June 13, 1776, signed by said 
Shearmen and others belonging to Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co., for advance 
pay for 1 month, etc. 

Shearmon, David, Richmond [N. H.]. Private, Capt. Oliver Capron's co.. Col. 
Ephraim Doolittle's (24th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
June 16, 1775; service, 1 mo. 21 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 
1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Richmond, 
Nov. 26, 1775. 

Shearmon, Jesse, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. George Gould's co., Col. Paul Dud- 
ley Sargent's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shearmon, Palmer. Private, Capt. Joel Stevens's co.. Col. David Roseter's regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 12, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 25, 1781 ; service, 13 days, on an 
alarm at Saratoga. Roll dated Pittsfield. 

Shearmon, Peter. Private, Capt. Isaac Martm's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; 
service, 1 mo. 15 days, including travel (56 miles) to and from camp; company 
marched to Rhode Island under command of Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler on 
the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Shearmon, Reuel. Private, Capt. John Trotter's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) 
regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated Garrison West Point: enlisted July 24, 
1780; enlistment, 6 months; reported discharged Jan. 25, 1781. 

Shearmond, Jacob. Private, Capt. Job Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough ; service, 
30 days, at Rhode Island. 

Shearn, Robert. Marine, ship "General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel 
Waters; engaged July 12, 1779; service to Sept. 7, 1779, 1 mo. 25 days, on 
Penobscot exj)edition. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Shearne, Robert. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Allen 
Hallet; engaged March 1, 1779; discharged April 30, 1779; service, 2 mos. 

Shearrer, Joseph. Capt. Aaron Graves's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ; entered 
service May 8, 1777; discharged July 8, 1777; service, 70 days, at the North- 
ward, including 10 days (206 miles) travel from camp home. 

Shearrer, William, Milton. Private, Capt. Curtiss's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned 's 
(4th) regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775 ; reported died June 
24, 1775. 

Shearron, John, Boston. Drummer, Capt. Thomas Barns's (Light Infantry) co., 
Col. Thomas Nixon's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; credited to town of Concord; 
also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 



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Shearron, John, continued. 

15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., 
certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, Capt. John Holden's co., 
Col. Nixon's (5th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; also, 
Capt. Holden's co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay roll for June and July, 1779; 
reported transferred to Light Infantry co. July 1, 1779; also, Capt. Thomas 
Barnes's (Light Infantry) co., 6th Mass. regt.; pay rolls for Jime-Dec, 1779; 
reported deserted. 

Shears, Zaccheus. Private, Capt. William Fellows's co. of matrosses, Col. John 
Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; 
service, 4 days; company marched to the Northward on an alarm at the time 
Forts George and Ann were taken by the enemy. 

Shears, Zachariah. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 7, 1777 ; discharged July 17, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 11 days ; company marched to Kingsbury near Fort Ann ; roll certified at 
Sheffield by Brig. Gen. John Fellows ; also, same co. and regt. ; entered service 
Sept. 19, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1777 ; service, 31 days ; company marched 
to Stillwater; roll certified at Sheffield by Brig. Gen. John Fellows. 

Shearwood, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co., Col. John Brown's regt. ; 
entered service July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 23, 1780; service, 3 mos. 10 days, 
including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Berkshire Co. to 
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Sheas, Daved. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Jona- 
than Glover's (5th Essex Co.) regt., as returned agi'eeable to order of Council 
of Nov. 7, 1777 ; engaged for town of Marblehead ; joined Capt. Orringh Stod- 
dard's CO., Col. Vose's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Shed, . [This name also appears under the form of Shad, Shade, Shead, Shedd, 

Sheed.] 

Shed, Amos. Private, Capt. Aaron Jewett'sco., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; engaged 
July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, including 
7 days (140 miles) travel home ; company raised in Littleton, Westford, Groton, 
Shirley, Towusend, and Ashby, and marched to Bennington on an alarm ; also, 
Capt. Aaron Jewett's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 20, 1777 ; 
discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days, including 11 days (220 miles) 
travel home ; company marched to Saratoga ; roll dated Littleton. 

Shed, Amos. Receipt dated April 6, 1781, for bounty paid said Shed by Class No. 4 
of the town of Groton to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; 
also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of 
Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said coimty; 
age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; eyes, light ; 
occupation, farmer ; engaged for town of Groton ; engaged March 21, 1781 ; term, 
3 years; also, list of men tried by courts-martial subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781; 
Capt. Day's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; said Shed tried March 31, 
1782, by regimental court-martial, Capt. Felt, President, on charge of stealing 
pigs; sentenced to receive 100 lashes; reported pardoned. 

Shed, Asa, Ashby. Private, Capt. John Jones's co. of militia. Col. James Pres- 
cott's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 7 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. James Hosley's co. of volunteers. 
Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; engaged Sept. 26, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 9, 1777 ; 
service, 1 mo. 15 days; company raised in Townsend, Pepperell, and Ashby, 
and marched to assist army under Maj. Gen. Gates; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. 
Jonathan Locke's (9th) co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt. 
of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned May 11, 1779. 



90 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shed, Daniel, Pepperell. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 
5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Mid- 
dlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner; also, descriptive list of men raised 
to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve 
of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justm Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. 
Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 8, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; 
complexion, light ; engaged for town of Pepperell ; marched to camp July 8, 
1780, under command of Ebenezer Kent, Esq. ; also, list of men raised for the 
6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Pepperell for service in the Continental Anny during 
1780; marched to camp July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 8, 1780; service, 5 mos. 
15 days, including travel (220 miles) home. 

Shed, Daniel, Raby. Private, Capt. Asa Lawrence's co.. Col. "William Prescott's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
8 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bomity coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 30, 1775 ; also, accoiuit showing 
sums of money to be paid from the public treasury to sundry persons for losses 
sustained at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill ; amounts allowed in Council 
Jime 13, 1776. 

Shed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Job Shattuck'scc, Col. John Robinson's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 6 days; roll made up from time of enlistment to time of marching to 
camp and dated Cambridge, March -, 1776. 

Shed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Samuel "Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; entered service July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 23, 1780; service, 
3 mos. 13 days, including travel (130 miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shed, Daniel. Receipt dated June 4, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, 
on board the frigate " Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manley. 

Shed, David, Billerica. Private, Capt. Solomon Kidder's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; 
company return endorsed " 1776 " and probably made up at "White Plains ; said 
Shed reported as at "White Plains and fit for duty ; also. Private and Corporal, 
7th CO., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for 
service from April 25, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Billerica; credited to 
town of Billerica; reported as serving 24 mos. 5 days as Private, 8 mos. 1 day 
as Corporal ; also. Private, Capt. Elijah Danforth's co., Col. Nixon's (5th) 
regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who 
had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., dated Camp near 
Peekskill ; also, Corporal, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; 
muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; enlisted April 25, 1777; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; also, same co. and regt.; pay rolls for Aug., Sept., and Oct., 
1779; also, Lieut. Col. Daniel "Whiting's co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay 
rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Soldier's Fortune; also, Lieut. Colonel's 
CO., 6th Mass. regt. ; return for clothing delivered for the year 1780; receipt for 
said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779. 

Shed, Ebenezer, Charlestown. Private, Capt. Hugh Maxwell's co.. Col. "W^illiam 
Prescott's (10th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 25, 1775; 
service, 2 mos. 8 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Sewall's Point, Dec. 27, 1775. 

Shed, Ebenezer, Chelmsford. Capt. John Ford's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
(27th) regt. ; company return dated June 15, 1775; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; 
complexion, dark ; occupation, housewright ; residence, Chelmsford ; enlisted 
April 25, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company return 
dated Sept. 25, 1775. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 91 

Shed, Jacob, Tewksbuiy. Corporal in a Tewksbury co. of militia commanded by 
Lieut. Thomas Clark, Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 5 days. 

Shed, James. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Mayo's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of guards; 
joined Nov. 3, 1777; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 3 mos., at Cambridge. 

Shed, Joel, Tewksbury. Private, Capt. Edward Farmer's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's 
regt.; entered service Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 21, 1777; service, 23 days ; 
company marched to reinforce Northern army. 

Shed, Joel. Private, Capt. Joseph Boynton's co.. Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt. ; en- 
listed June 24, 1778; service to Jan. 1, 1779, 6 mos. 13 days, at Rhode Island, 
including travel (100 miles) home; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
North Kmgston, Nov. 6, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated East 
Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 28, Nov. 12, and Dec. 29, 1778; enlistment to expire 
Jan. 1, 1779; reported sick in hospital on roll dated Sept. 17, 1778. 

Shed, John, Billerica. Private, Capt. Tliomas Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's 
regt. ; enlisted July 6, 1779; discharged Dec. 22, 1779; service, 5 mos. 12 days, 
at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 
mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (100 miles) home. 

Shed, John. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Solomon Pollard's co. of militia. Col. Green's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775; service, 11 days. 

Shed, John. Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted July 
7, 1777; service, 5 mos. 28 days, at Rhode Island. 

Shed, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co.. Col. Baldwin's regt.; pay ab- 
stract for April, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for May and June, 
1776, dated Camp at New York ; also, list of men enlisted by the officers of 
Capt. Pettengill's co., 26th regt., dated Camp at New York, July 9, 1776 ; also, 
order on Col. Loammi Baldwin, payable to John White, dated Billerica, Nov. 
27, 1777, signed by said Shed, for travel allowance, etc., to and from New York 
and the use of his own gun 5 months. 

Shed, John. Private, Capt. John Moore's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) regt. of 
guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778 ; enlisted April 
1, 1778 ; service guarding troops of convention ; enlistment, 3 months from April 
2, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 2, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 
3 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge. 

Shed, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Varnum's co., Col. Mclntu.sh's (Mcin- 
tosh's) regt., Gen. Lovel's brigade ; enlisted July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 11, 
1778 ; service, 1 mo. 18 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 5 days 
(100 miles) travel home. Roll dated Dracut. 

Shed, John, Jr., Billerica. Private, Capt. John Minott's co.. Col. Josiah Whit^ 
ney's regt. ; arrived at destmation May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 9, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 8 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (7 days) to and from 
place of destination. Roll dated Warwick Neck. 

Shed, John, Jr. Private, Capt. John Moore's co.,Col. Jonathan Reed's /'1st) regt. 
of guards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and Jime 1, 1778; enlisted 
April 1, 1778; service guarding troops of convention; enlistment, 3 months 
from April 2, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 2, 1778; service to 
July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge. 

Shed, Jonathan, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. Zaccheus Wright's co.. Col. Brooks's 
regt. ; company return dated Camp at White Plains, Oct. 31, 1776; said Shed 
reported as in camp at White Plains and fit for duty. 



92 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shed, Jonathan, Monson. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Ca^Jt. Joshua Shaw's (15th) co., Col. John Bliss's regt. ; residence, Mon- 
son ; engaged for town of Monson ; term, 8 months ; also, list of 9 months men 
raised for Continental service, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent 
for Hampshire Co. ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. for 
the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to 
resolve of April 20, 1778 ; Capt. Mmi's co.. Col. Bliss's regt. ; age, 33 yrs. ; stat- 
ure, 6 ft. ; complexion, dark ; hair, brown ; residence, Monson ; engaged for 
town of Monson; arrived at Fishkill July 5, 1778; aiso, list of men returned 
as received of Jonathan "Warner, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. J. Glover, at 
Fort Arnold, July 10, 1778. 

Shed, Jonathan, Tewksbxiry. Private, Capt. John Minott's co., Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 17, 1777 ; discharged July 9, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 2 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (8 days) to and from 
place of destination. Roll dated Warwick Neck. 

Shed, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Stephen Russell's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt.. Gen. Warner's brigade ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 17, 1777 ; 
service, 2 mos. 10 days, in Northern department, including 8 days (160 miles) 
travel home. Roll dated Dracut. 

Shed, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Edward Farmer's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's (Ger- 
rish's) regt. of giiards; enlisted Feb. 20, 1778; service to May 20, 1778, 3 mos., 
at Bunker Hill. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. 

Shed, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Ford's co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 28 (also given Sept. 27), 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 
1777; service, 40 (also given 43) days; company probably raised in Dracut, 
Chelmsford, and Dimstable, and marched Sept. 30, 1777, to reinforce Northern 
army; also, order on Capt. John Ford, of Col. Jonathan Reed's regt., payable 
to Daniel Procter, dated Chelmsford, Nov. 16, 1778, signed by said Shed, for 
wages for 40 days service in 1777. 

Shed, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Solomon Pollard's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 23, 1779; discharged Dec. 4, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, travel 
included ; regiment detached to march to Claverack and join Continental 
Army for 3 months. Roll dated Billerica. 

Shed, Jonathan. Corporal, Capt. Amos Foster's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt. ; 
entered service July 28, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 30, 
1780; service, 3 mos. 8 days, probably at Rhode Island, including 5 days (100 
miles) travel home; company detached from 7th Middlesex Co. regt. and 
ordered part to Rhode Island and part to Fishkill ; regiment raised to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shed, Joseph, Pepperell. Corporal, Capt. Asa Lawrence's co.. Col. William Pres- 
cott's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, memorandum of 
firelocks received of sundry officers and soldiers ; date of delivery, Jan. 2, 1776 ; 
also, account showing sums of money to be paid from the public treasury to 
sundry persons for losses sustained at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill ; 
amounts allowed in Council June 13, 1776; also, order on Henry Gardner, 
Treasurer, payable to Edmund Bancroft, dated Pepperell, March 31, 1777, 
signed by said Shed, for money for lo.sses sustained at Bunker Hill June 17, 
1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. John Nutting's co.. Col. William Mcintosh's regt., 
Gen. Lovel's brigade ; engaged July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 17 days, on expedition to Rliode Island, including 4 days (80 miles) 
travel home; roll swoni to in Middlesex Co.; aiso, petition addressed to the 
Council, dated Pepperell, Sept. 31 [30], 1779, signed by said Shed and others, 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 93 



Shed, Joseph, continued. 

of Pepperell, stating that they marched to Rhode Island, joined amiy mider 
Gen. Sulivan in the expedition against Newport in Aug., 1778, and continued 
in .service at Rhode Island for the term of 6 weeks under Capt. John Nutting, 
and asking that said Capt. Nutting he directed to make up a roll for their 
State pay which they had not received ; petition granted and resolve passed 
thereon Nov. 20, 1779. 

Shed, Joseph. Drummer, Capt. Benjamin Smith's co. ; enlisted Oct. 7, 1775; ser- 
vice to Dec. 1, 1775, 1 mo. 27 days ; company stationed at Martha's Vuieyard 
for defence of seacoast. 

Shed, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted Nov. 30, 1775; 
reported deserted March 1, 1776. 

Shed, Joseph. Sergeant of Marines, hrig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John 
Foster Williams ; engaged Nov. 24, 1778 ; discharged April 20, 1779 ; service, 
4 mos. 26 days ; roll dated Boston ; also, Lieutenant of Marines, brig " Hazard ; " 
list of officers of the State Navy; commissioned May 7, 1779; also, Lieutenant 
of Marmes, hrig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John F. Williams ; engaged 
April 24, 1779 ; service to Sept. 6, 1779, 4 mos. 14 days ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; 
birthplace, America ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Shed, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.) . Captain ; list of officers appointed to com- 
mand men detached from militia to reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable 
to resolve of Oct. 9, 1779 ; said Shed detached from Boston regt. ; commissioned 
Oct. 20, 1779; also. Captain, Col. Joseph Gerrish's (1st) regt.; engaged Oct. 
20, 1779; discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, near Claverack. 

Shed, Lemuel, Lancaster. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, 
as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Saw- 
yer's CO., Col. Whitney's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 (also given 5 ft. 8) 
in.; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Lancaster ; marched July 14, 1779 ; 
reported delivered to Capt. Christopher Marshall ; also, list of 9 months men 
mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Saw- 
yer's CO., Col. Whitney's regt. ; miistered July 8, 1779; also, Private, Colonel's 
CO., Col. Marshall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list endorsed " W point January 
11th 1781 ; " Capt. William Parks's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; 
age, 19 (also given 18) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 (also given 5 ft. 2) in. ; complexion, 
light ; hair, light ; residence, Lancaster ; engaged Oct. 23, 1779, by Capt. Parks ; 
term, during war. 

Shed, Marcus. Capt. Charles Furbush's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt.; order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Shed, Nathan. Private, Capt. Edward Farmer's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's (Ger- 
rish's) regt. of guards; enlisted Feb. 20, 1778; service to May 20, 1778, 3 mos., 
at Bmaker Hill ; roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. ; also, Capt. Solomon Pollard's 
CO., Col. Samuel Denney's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 23, 1779 ; discharged Dec. 4, 1779 ; 
service, 1 mo. 12 days, travel included ; regiment detached to march to Clav- 
erack and join Continental Army for 3 months; roll dated Billerica. 

Shed, Nathan. Receipt dated Tewksbury, IMay 28, 1781, for bounties paid said 
Shed and others by the Selectmen to serve in the Continental Army for the 
tenn of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable 
to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
said county; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6^ in. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown ; 
eyes, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Tewksbury; engaged 
April 1, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 



94 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shed, Oliver, Groton. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co., Col. James Prescott's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton and Pepperell ; 
service, 12^ days; also, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of volmiteers, Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 9, 1777 ; service, 
1 mo. 14 days, at the Northward, including travel home; company raised in 
Littleton and "Westford and marched to assist army under Gen. Gates. 

Shed, Oliver. Corporal, Capt. Lemuel May's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; joined 
March 2.3, 1778 ; discharged April 5, 1778 ; service, 14 days, at Roxbury Lines ; 
a^50, Private, Sergt. Joshua Gore's detachment; enlisted Jan. 6, 1779; dis- 
charged Feb. IG, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 11 days ; detachment raised to guard Con- 
tinental stores at Roxbury. 

Shed, Reuben, Billerica. Private, Capt. Solomon Kidder's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; 
company return endorsed " 1776 " and probably made up at White Plains ; said 
Shed reported as at White Plains and fit for duty ; also reported as having lost 
arti'^les in battle ; also, Private, 7th co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from April 10, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1778; 
residence, Billerica ; credited to town of Billerica ; reported transferred to corps 
of invalids Jime 22 (also given April 30) , 1778 ; also, Capt. Elijah Danforth's 
CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 
1777, dated Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; enlistment, 3 years; reported 
transferred to corps of invalids; also, order on the Board of War, payable to 
Lieut. Osgood Carleton, dated Boston, May 21, 1779, signed by .said Shed and 
others, for the donation of clothing allowed by the several towns of the State ; 
certificate attached to order dated Boston, May 24, 1779, signed by Lieut. Osgood 
Carleton, certifies that said Shed and others had been transferred to the corps 
of invalids stationed at Boston under his command, and had not received the 
clothing they should have had " the last winter; " also, Capt. Moses McFar- 
land's CO. of invalids stationed at Boston, Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; muster 
rolls dated Sept. 9, Oct. 2, and Nov. 1, 1779; also, Capt. McFarland's corps of 
invalids ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 
9, 1780 ; reported discharged. 

Shed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Samuel Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; entered service July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 23, 1780; service, 3 
mos. 13 days, travel (130 miles) included ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shed, S\muel. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. of guards; enlisted Nov. 1, 
1780 ; service, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia in accordance with re- 
quest of Gen. Heath for service at and about Boston guarding Continental 
stores; roll endorsed "Maj'r Heath Detach't; " also, same co. ; enlisted Feb. 
1, 1781 ; discharged March 16, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at and about Boston 
guarding Continental stores at request of Gen Heath. 

Shed, Simon, Pepperell. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to rein- 
force the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by 
Brig. Gen. Eleazer Brooks to Maj. Hosmer, dated Lincoln, Aug. 18, 1779; Col. 
Reed's regt.; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.; complexion, light; residence, Pep- 
perell ; engaged for town of Pepperell ; also, list of men raised in Middlesex 
Co., agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Super- 
intendent for .said county ; also, company receipt for equipments, given to Capt. 
James Tisdale, dated Springfield, Aug. 22, 1779. [See Simeon Shade.] 

Shed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Solomon Pollard's co. of militia. Col. Green's regt., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; also, Capt. 
Solomon Pollard's (Billerica) co. ; list of men in camp at Cambridge, dated 
May 1, 1775. 



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IN THE WAR OF TIIi: RP:VOLUTION. 95 

Shed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Lemuel Clap's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detach- 
ment of guards; enlisted May 13, 1779; discharged Aug. 12, 1779; service, 3 
mos. ; company stationed at Dorchester Heights. 

Shed, "William, Groton. Private, Capt. Henry Farwell's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 14 days; rejtorted returned home; also, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of vol- 
miteefs. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged 
Nov. 9, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 1-1 days, at the Northward, including travel home ; 
company raised in Littleton and Westford and marched to assist army under 
Gen. Gates. 

Shedd, David, Billerica. Corporal, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Anny i^ay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 25, 1780; 
residence, Billerica; also, Lieut. Colonel's (7th) co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; return 
for clothing, dated Feb. 7, 1780; also, Lieut. Col. Daniel "Whiting's co.. Col. 
Nixon's regt. ; pay roll for Jan. -June, 1780 ; reported reduced to Private April 
8, 1780 ; also reported discharged April 25, 1780. 

Shedd, John. Private, Capt. Pettingill's co., Col. Boldwm's (Baldwin's) regt. ; 
pay abstract for Dec, 1775, dated Camp at New York ; service, 27 days; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. and March, 1776, dated Camp at 
New York. 

Shedgely, Joseph. Receipt given to Dummer Sewall, dated Georgetown, Nov. 2, 
1775, signed by said Shedgely and others belonging to Capt. James Lemont's 
CO., for advance pay for 1 month. 

Sheed, Zachariah. Private, Capt. Samuel Barnard's co. of militia. Col. Thomas 
Gardner's regt., Avhich marclied on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days. 
Roll endorsed " Watertown." 

Sheehan, . [This name appears under the form of Shahean, Shehan, Shehane, 

Shehean, Shehin, Shekin.] 

Sheels, John. Private, Capt. Aaron Charles's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson's 
detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticon- 
deroga, Feb. 24, 1777; enlisted Dec. 28, 1776; enlistment to expire March 25, 
1777. 

Sheene, "William, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Redding'sco., Col. Bradford's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accoimts for service from March 25, 1779, to Dec. -, 1779 ; 
residence, Chesterfield ; term, during war. 

Sh^epard, Michael, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. Abijah "Wyman's co.. Col. "Wil- 
liam Prescott's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; 
service, 2 mos. 13 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 3, 1775; 
reported discharged Sept. 21, 1775. 

Sheepherd, Solomon. Private, Capt. Zenas "Wheeler's co.. Col. Hopkins's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt.; entered service July 15, 1776; discharged Aug. 1, 1776; ser- 
vice, 17 days; comjiany marched to the Highlands, N. Y., on an alarm. 

Sheerman, Beriah, Brimfield. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Thomp.son's co.. Col. 
Danielson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 29, 1775; 
service, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days. 

Sheerman, Jesse, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Jesse Saimders's co., Col. P. D. Sai- 
gent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 9, 1775 ; service, 
84 days. 

Sheerman, Prince. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in 
the Continental Army for the term of 9 montlis, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 
1779, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent; Capt. Brakenridge's co., 



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9(3 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sheerman, Prince, continued. 

Col. Porter's regt. ; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light; hair, 
light; engaged for town of Ware; reported delivered to Ensign E. White. 

Sheey, Daniel. Ensign, Capt. Reuben Dickinson's co., Col. Woodbridge's regt. ; 
return of officers recommended for commissions, dated Cambridge Camp, June 
16, 1775; ordered in Provincial Congress June 21, 1775, that said officei's be 
commissioned. 

Sheffeild, Denning, Medway. Private, Capt. Joseph Morse's co.. Col. John Pat- 
erson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 14 days. 

Sheffel, Charles, Salisbury. Receipt for bounties paid said Sheifel and others 
for enlisting into the Continental Army, sworn to March 8, 1777, as havmg 
been paid by Col. Benjamin Brown, Muster Master ; said Sheffel joined Capt. 
Moses Ashly's co.. Col. Paterson's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Hancock's co.. 
Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Salisbury; also, Capt. Ashley's co., 
Col. Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1780, dated Camp " Tenith." 

Sheffield, . [This name also appears imder the form of Sheffeild, Sheffel, 

Shefield, Shiffield, Shuffield.] 

Sheffield, Caleb. Private, Capt. David Wheeler's co.. Col. John Brown's de- 
tachment of militia ; entered service June 30, 1777 ; discharged July 25, 1777 ; 
service, 26 days ; detachment stationed at Fort Ann ; roll swoni to at Lanes- 
borough ; also, Capt. Daniel Brown's co.. Col. Simonds's regt. ; service, 3 days, 
on the alarm at Berkshire of Oct. 20, 1780. 

Sheffield, Charles, Salisbury. Private, Capt. Cushing's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also, Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. Col. Vose's regt.; muster roll dated 
July 1, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who enlisted prior to Aug. 
16, 1777, marched with regiment to Peekskill, and had not been absent subse- 
quently except on furlough, etc. ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 
1777, sworn to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted Feb. 11, 1777 ; enlistment, 
during war; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778; also, 
Capt. Ashley's co.. Col. Vose's (14th) regt. ; pay roll for Jan., 1779, sworn to 
in Quarters at Providence; also, same co. and regt. ; order for gratuity, dated 
Providence, Feb. 13, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March and 
April, 1779, dated Providence ; reported on command at Kingston ; also, descrip- 
tive list dated Feb. 3, 1781 ; Capt. Noah Allen's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, brown ; occupation, smith ; birth- 
place, New York, N. Y. ; residence, Salisbuiy ; enlisted Nov. 16, 1776, by 
Lieut. Hollister, at Ticonderoga ; enlistment, during war ; also, Private, Capt. 
Allen's CO., Col. Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-May, 1781, dated 
Garrison West Point; reported on furlough in Feb. and March, 1781; also, 
muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill; also, muster rolls for Oct. 
and Nov., 1781, Jan., Feb., and March, 1782, dated Quarters York Huts. 

Sheffield, Denning (also given Daniel) , Medway (also given Paxton and Hollis- 
ton) . Private, Capt. Joshua Partridge's (1st Medway) co. of militia. Col. John 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; 
also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, list of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from 1st Medway co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4th 
Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Joseph Lovell and sworn to at Wrentham by 
Lieut. Stephen Clark ; residence, Medway ; engaged for town of Medway ; 
joined Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army, as returned by Capt. Ralph Earll and Lieut. Adam Majiiard ; resi- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 97 

Sheffield, Denning (also given Daniel) , continued. 

dence, Paxton ; engaged for town of Paxton ; joined Capt. Haynes's co., Col. 
Wigglesworth's regt. ; term, during war ; also, list of men mustered by Thomas 
Newhall, ISIuster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Hains's co., Col. Wiggles- 
worth's regt. ; mustered Feb. 28, 1777 ; also, list of men returned by a committee 
of the town of Medway April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at various 
times subsequent to April 19, 1775; also. Private, Capt. John K. Smith's CO., 
Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 
28, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Cajit. Aaron Haynes's co., Col. Edward Wig- 
glesworth's regt.; return [year not given]; mustered by Capt. Newell at 
Leicester; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Valley 
Forge ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp 
"Greeneage; " also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1778; also, Capt. 
Smith's CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, 
dated Providence; enlisted Feb. 28, 1777; reported on command at " Obdike 
Newton; " also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 29, 1781; Capt. Pills- 
bury's co., 6th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith ; rank, Private ; 
age, 31 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, light; 
residence, Holliston ; enlisted Feb. 3, 1777, by Lieut. Joseph Willmgton ; en- 
listment, during war; also. Private, Capt. Peter Clayes's (Light Infantrj-) co., 
commanded by Capt. John K. Smith prior to May 1, 1781, Lieut. Col. Calvin 
Smith's (6th) regt.; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782; wages 
allowed said Sheffield from Jan. 1, 1781, to March 31, 1782, 15 mos. ; reported 
received from Capt. Pilsbury's co. Oct. 1, 1781, sick and absent (also given 
sick in hosjjital) in Dec, 1781, on command in March, 1782, transferred to 
Capt. Wottles's co. April 1, 1782; also, Capt. Mason Wottles's co., Lieut. Col. 
Smith's regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Sheffield 
from April 1, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 9 mos. ; reported on command in April, 
1782; also, return [year not given, probably 1783] of men entitled to .'fi!80 gra- 
tuity, agreeable to act of Congress of May 15, 1778, for serving during the war ; 
6th CO., 6th Mass. regt.; also, order on Benjamin HayvFood, Paymaster, 6th 
Mass. regt., payable to Ephraim Pratt, dated Hartford, We.st Division, March 
13, 1784, signed by said Sheffield, for money due him. 

Sheffield, Ichabod, Wmdsor. Private, Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's 
regt.; return dated Jan. 22, 1778; residence, Windsor; enlisted for town of 
Windsor; reported deserted April 1 [year not given]. 

Sheffield, Michael. Private, Capt. Roswell Downing's co., Lieut. Col. Miles 
Powell's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service July 19, 1779; discharged Aug. 
27, 1779; service, 1 mo. 9 days; company marched to New Haven, Conn., to 
serve for 1 month. 

Sheffield, Thomas. Descriptive list of officers and crew on board the armed ship 
"Deane," commanded by Capt. Elisha Hrnman, dated Boston, Nov. -, 1780; 
age, 18 yrs. ; reported as belonging to Rhode Island ; also reported an Indian. 

Shefield, Isaac, Holliston. Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's (Holliston) co. 
of militia. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 3 days ; reported returned home. 

Shehan, Daniel. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Rambler," com- 
manded by Capt. Benjamin Lovett, sworn to in Suffolk Co., May 27, 1780; age, 
30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light; birthplace, Boston. 

Shehan, Richard. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's 
regt. ; enlisted July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island, including 
travel (140 miles) home ; company discharged at East Greenwich ; regiment 
raised in Essex and York counties ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated 
East Greenwich, Sept. 17, and Sept. 24, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 



98 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shehan, Richard, continued. 

roll dated East Greenwich, Oct. 14, 1778; reported on command tailoring; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Nov. 6, and 
Nov. 14, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shehane, Patrick. Capt. Turner Phillips's co.. Col. Crafts's regt. ; list of men 
who received bounty from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos. 

Shehaney, David. Private, Capt. Jonathan Andrews's co.. Col. Joseph Prime's 
regt. ; enlisted May 8, 1780; discharged Dec. 31, 1780; service, 7 mos. 24 days, 
rmder Brig. Gen. Wadsworth at the Eastward. Roll sworn to in York Co. and 
certified at Thomaston. 

Shehany, . [This name also appears mider the form of Shanny, Shehaney.] 

Shehany, Patrick. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Nov. 23, 1777 ; Capt. Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; 
reported received State bounty. 

Shehay, . [This name also appears under the form of Shaha, Sheahey.] 

Shehay, Morris, Boston. Private, 4th co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 8, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 
also, Capt. Christopher Marshall's co., Col. Marshall's regt.; subsistence 
allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 8, 1777, to Feb. 1, 1777; credited with 25 
days allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 11 days (220 miles) travel on march 
from Boston to Bennington ; also, Capt. Christopher Marshall's (7th) co.. Col. 
Marshall's regt.; muster rolls for Jan. and March, 1779, dated "West Point; 
enlisted Jan. 8, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported re-enlisted April 4, 1779, 
for the war; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated "West 
Point ; also, same co. and regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list of men belonging to 
4th CO., 10th Mass. regt., who had enlisted to serve during the war and had re- 
ceived State bounty, as returned by Capt. Christopher Marshall ; Capt. Mar- 
shall's co., 10th Mass. regt. ; rank. Private; age, 40 (also given 41) yrs. ; stature, 
6 ft. ; complexion, light (also given dark) ; hair, gray ; occupation, bricklayer ; 
birthplace, Turlis, Tipperary Co., Ireland ; residence, Boston ; enlisted April 4, 
1779, by Capt. Marshall. 

Shehean, Patrick. Matross, Capt. Turner Phillips's (8th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; enlisted May 8, 1777 ; service to Aug. 1, 1777, 84 days. 

Shehin, Patrick. Receipt dated Albany, Nov. 28, 1776, for bounties paid said 
Shehin and others by Capt. Samuel Forster, of Col. Greaton's regt., to serve in 
the Continental Army during the war. 

Sheild, David. Corporal, Capt. David Holbrook's co., Col. "William Shepard's 
(4th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point. 

Sheilds, David, Monson. Corporal, Capt. David Holbrook's co., Col. "William Shep- 
ard's (4th) regt.; muster rolls for June, July, and Sept., 1781; reported pro- 
moted to Sergeant Sept. 12, 1781; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster 
rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, dated York Hutts; also, muster roll for 
Jan., 1782, dated Hutts. 

Sheilds, John, Monson. Private, Capt. Reuben Mimn's (Monson) co., which 
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge; left Cambridge April 27, 1775; service, 6 days ; reported enlisted into 
the army. 

Sheilds, "William. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 25, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported received 
State bounty. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 99 

Shkirman, James, North Yarmouth. Pay abstract for mileage from home for a num- 
ber of recruits who joined Capt. Richard Mayberry's Co., dated Dorchester, Aug. 
29, 1776 ; mileage for 155 miles allowed said Sheirman. 

Sheirman, Timothy. Private, Capt. Joshua Whitney's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service from July 31, 1778, to Sept. 14, 1778, 1 mo. 18 days, at Ilhode 
Island, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home. Roll dated Worcester. 

Shekin, Patrick. Private, (late) Capt. Foster's co., Col. John Graton's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from July 1, 1777, to Aug. 17, 1777 ; 
reported deserted; also, Capt. Samuel Foster's co.. Col. Greaton's (2d) regt.; 
return [year not given] ; enlisted for town of Attleborough ; mustered by 
County Muster Master Leonard. 

Shela, Joshua. Private, Capt. Timothy Child's c^., Col. David Leonard's regt. ; 
service, 1 mo. 17 days ; company raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga. 

Shelake, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 11, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; rejiorted received 
State bomity. [See John Selligar.] 

Sheldan, Samuel, Hadley. Sergeant, Capt. Eliakim Smith's co., Col. Ward's 

regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 

12 days. 
Shelden, A^ron, Stockbridge. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 

returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 

Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shelden, Abner. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 
1779, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; Capt. Shelden's co.. Col. 
Chapin's regt. ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; hair, brown (also given dark) ; 
engaged for town of Southampton ; also, list of men returned as received of 
Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, dated Springfield ; also, list of men returned as received of Justin Ely, 
Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springiield, July 19, 1779. 

Shelden, Abraham, Reading. Sergeant, probably serving as Private, Capt. John 
Flint's CO., Col. David Green's regt. ; service, 2 days, probably on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775. 

Shelden, Amasa. Private, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; 
pay abstract for travel allowance and mileage from place of discharge home, 
sworn to at Deerlield, Dec. 10, 1777; 100 miles travel allowed said Shelden; 
company served at Ticonderoga for 3 months from Sept. 1, 1776. 

Shelden, Amos. Private, Capt. Benjamin Peabody's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
(1st) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 19 
days, near Claverack, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. Roll dated 
Middleton. 

Shelden, Arad. Sergeant, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt.; engaged Aug. 26 (also given Aug. 17), 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; 
service, 3 mos. 14 (also given 3 mos. 23) days, including 10 days (190 miles) 
travel home ; company raised to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777. 
Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co. 

Shelden, Asa. Private, Capt. Zenas Wheeler's co.. Col. Hopkins's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; entered service July 15, 1776 ; discharged Aug. 4, 1776 ; service, 20 days ; 
company marched to tlie Highlands, N. Y., on an alarm; also, pay roll of a 
company commanded by Lieut. Eleazer Taylor, Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 4 
days ; company marched to Pittsfield Aug. 17, 1777, on an alarm at Bennington. 



100 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shelden, Benaiah. Private, Capt. James Hills's co., Col. Williams's regt. ; ser- 
vice from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton. Roll sworn to at Rebo- 
both. [See Benjamin Sbeldon.] 

Shelden, Daniel, Danvers. Capt. Enoch Putnam's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt.; 
order for advance pay, signed by said Shelden and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 8, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Putnam's co., Col. John Mansfield's (19th) 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated 
Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shelden, Daniel. Company receipt for wages, etc., given to Capt. Cadwallader 
Ford, dated Wilmington, May 22, 1778. 

Shelden, Edmund, Pembroke. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; engaged for town 
of Pembroke; joined Capt. Turner's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 3 years; 
reported a foreigner; also, list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster 
Master for Plymouth Co., dated April 28, 1778; Col. Bradford's regt.; resi- 
dence, Pembroke; age, 20 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Turner. [See Edward 
Sheldin.] 

Shelden, Eleazer. Private, Caj^t. Zenas Wheeler's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt.; entered service July 8, 1777; discharged July 27, 1777; ser- 
vice, 20 days; comj)any marched to Fort Edward, N. Y., and received pay at 
Albany; also, Capt. John Collar's co.. Col. John Ashley's regt.; entered ser- 
vice Oct. 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 16, 1780; service, 6 days. Including travel 
(3 days) home ; company ordered out by Gen. Fellows on an alarm in Berkshire. 

Shelden, Eliakim. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Sept. 30, 1777; 
service, 24 days; company marched to Pawlet bj' order of Maj. Gen. Luicoln 
to serve for 20 days from time of joining at headquarters and was discharged 
at Pawlet, 60 miles from home. Roll certified at Williamstown. 

Shelden, Elihu. Capt. Lawrence Kemp's co. of Hampshire Co. militia; entered 
service May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 17, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, under 
Col. David Wells in Northern department; roll dated Shelburne; also, Pri- 
vate, Capt. Abel Dtnsmor's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt.; enlisted 
Aug. 26 (also given Aug. 17) , 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; .service, 3 mos. 
14 (also given 3 mos. 23) days, including 10 days (190 miles) travel home ; com- 
pany raised to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777 ; roll sworn to in 
Hampshire Co. 

Shelden, Elihu. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen's (8th) co., 4th Mass. regt.; 
muster roll for May and June, 1783; reported promoted from Private June 10, 
1783. 

Shelden, Elisha, New Marlborough. Ensign, Capt. Caleb Wright's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. John Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days. 

Shelden, Elisha. Private, Capt. Zenas Wheeler's co.. Col. Hopkins's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; entered service July 15, 1776 ; discharged Aug. 4, 1776 ; service, 
20 days ; company marched to the Highlands, N. Y., on an alarm. 

Shelden, Elisha. Private, Capt. Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Leonard's 
regt. ; service, 1 mo. 17 days ; company raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at 
Ticonderoga. 

Shelden, Elisha. Receipt dated Springfield, Sept. 12, 1782, signed by Setli Ban- 
ister, Captain, 4th Mass. regt.. Muster Master, stating that he had received 
said Shelden of Lieut. Joseph Barnard, Chairman of a class of the town of 
Deerfield, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 



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Shelden, Ephraim, Jr., Lynn. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Bancroft's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Shelden, Francis, Lynn. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Bancroft's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Enoch Putnam's 
CO., Col. Mansfield's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Shelden and 
others, dated Cambridge, Jmie 8, 1775. 

Shelden, Israel. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777; Capt. Child's co., Col. Greaton's 
regt. ; reported received State bomity. 

Shelden, Jeremla^, Danvers. Capt. Enoch Putnam's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. ; 
order for advance pay, signed by said Shelden and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 8, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Putnam's co., Col. John Mansfield's (19th) 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated 
Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shelden, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Enoch Putnam's co.. Col. John Mansfield's 
(19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return 
dated Oct. 6, 1775. [Name api^ears on August muster roll as Francis Sheldon.] 

Shelden, John, Danvers. Private, Capt. Edmund Putnam's (Alarm) co. in Dan- 
vers, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days; also, 
Capt. Silas Adams's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; service, 2 mos., probably in 
May and June, 1777 ; 7 days (140 miles) travel also allowed to and from place 
of rendezvous ; roll endorsed " for 2 Months Service at R Island." 

Shelden, Jonathan, Danvers. Private, Capt. Samuel Flint's co. of militia, Col. 
Timothy Pick'ring, Jr.'s regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 2 days; also, Corporal, Capt. Silas Adams's co., Col. Titcomb's regt. ; 
service, 2 mos., probably in May and June, 1777; 7 days (140 miles) travel also 
allowed to and from place of rendezvous ; roll endorsed " for 2 Months Service 
at R Island." 

Shelden, Joseph. Private, Capt. James Gregg's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's 
(1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and March, 1781, dated West 
Pomt ; enlistment, during war. 

Shelden, Josiah. Private, Capt. Oliver Lyman's co., Col. Ezra May's regt. ; en- 
listed Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 30 days, on expedition 
to Stillwater and Saratoga, including travel (111 miles) home. Roll sworn to 
in Hampshire Co. 

Shelden, Levi. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from April 
8, 1781, 8 mos. 23 days. 

Shelden, Nathaniel (also given Nathaniel, Jr.), Reading. Capt. John Flint's 
CO., Col. David Green's regt. ; service, 7 days, probably on the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; also, Capt. Amos Upton's co. ; return for equipments made by Capt. 
Upton, dated Reading, April 21, 1775 ; John Flint reported Captain in room of 
said Upton; also, list dated Reading, May 15, 1775, of men belonging to 3d 
Reading co. under Capt. John Flint, as certified by Timothy Rusel, Clerk. 

Shelden, Remembrance. Capt. Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ; 
service, 1 mo. 17 days ; company raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga. 

Shelden, Reuben. Capt. Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 17 days ; company raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga ; 
also, Capt. Lawrence Kemp's co. of Hampshire Co. militia; entered service 
May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 17, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, under Col. 
David Wells in Northern department ; roll dated Shelbume. 



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Shelden, Samuel, Hadley. Sergeant, Capt. Eliakim Smith's co., wliich marched 
Axjril 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; re- 
ported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Eliakim Smith's co.. Col. Jonathan 
"Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed hy said Shelden and others, dated 
Cambridge, Jmie 8, 1775; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Moses Kellogg's co., Col. 
Jonathan Ward's regt. ; company return [prohably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for 
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dorchester, Dec. 28, 1775. 

Shelden, Samuel. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Eleazer Taylor, 
Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 17, 1777 ; dis- 
charged Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Pittsfield on an 
alarm at Bennington. 

Shelden, Seth, New ISLarlborough. Private, Capt. Caleb "Wright's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. John Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, m response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days ; also, Capt. Zenas "Wheeler's co., 
Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 8, 1777 ; dis- 
charged July 27, 1777; service, 20 days; company marched to Fort Edward, 
N. Y., and received pay at Albany. 

Shelden, "William, "Woolwich. Private, Capt. Burnam's co., Col. Michael Jack- 
son's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 20, 1777, to 
Dec. .31, 1779; residence, "Woolwich; term, 3 years; also, Capt. John Bayley's 
CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay abstract made up to May 26, 1777 ; enlisted March 
10, 1777. 

Shelden, "William. Private, Capt. John Abbot's co., INIaj. Gage's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 30, 1777; discharged Nov. 6, 1777; service, 1 mo. 8 days, with Northern 
army. 

Shelden, Zachariah, Reading. Capt. John Flint's co.. Col. David Green's regt. ; 
service, 8 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775; also, Capt. Amos 
Upton's CO.; return for equipments made by Capt. Upton, dated Reading, 
April 21, 1775 ; John Flint repoited Captain in room of said Upton ; also, list 
dated Reading, May 15, 1775, of men belonging to 3d Reading co. under Capt. 
John Flint, as certified by Timothy Ruscl, Clerk. 

Sheldern, Peter. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for the term of 9 months 
from the time of their ari'ival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
returned as received of Jonathan "Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, 
July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of "Watertown ; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 
1778. [See Peter Shardol.] 

Sheldin, Asa. Private, Lieut. Eli Hermon's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt.; entered service June 30, 1777 ; discharged July 21, 1777; service, 22 days ; 
company marched to Fort Ann, N. Y., June 30, 1777. 

Sheldin, Benaiah. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days, 
at Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm ; company raised for 6 days service. Roll sworn 
to at Rehoboth. 

Sheldin, Edward. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Bradford's regt. : re- 
turn of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not 
been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc.; enlisted April 17, 1778; 
joined April 25, 1778; " Ap'l 25.78 Boston Goal" appears after name. [See 
Edmund Shelden.] 

Sheldin, Elihu. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen's (8th) co., 4th Mass. regt. ; 
muster roll for July, 1783 ; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 24 months. 



IN THE WAR OF THE KEVOLUTION. 103 

SiiELDiN, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Cadvvallader Ford's co., Col. Brooks's regt. 
of guards ; muster roll dated Dec. 3, 1777 [the word " Deserted " is inserted after 
uame but evidently should have been written after name of Jonathan Hunt] ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted Nov. 10, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 
24 days, at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, guarding troops of convention ; also, com- 
pany receipt for wages, etc., given to Capt. Cadwallader Ford, dated ^Yilming- 
ton. May 22, 1778 ; said Sheldia's wages receipted for by his father, Nathaniel 
Sheldin. 

Sheldin, Simeon (also given Simon), Southampton. Corporal, Capt. Learned 's 
CO., Col. William Sheppard's 4th (also given 3d) regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 14 
mos. as Private, 22 mos. as Corporal; also, Private, Capt. Job Alvord's co., 
Col. Shepard's regt. ; return dated Jan. 31, 1778; residence, Southampton ; en- 
listed for to^\ n of Southampton ; mustered by State and Continental INIuster 
Masters; also, Corjioral, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778, 
sworn to at Providence; also, Capt. Simon Lamed's co., Col. Shepard's regt. ; 
muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; reported on command 
at Newtown. 

Shelding, Arad. Sergeant, Capt. Sylvanus Rice's co., Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) 
regt.; engaged Oct. 27, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 2 days, 
at Claverack, including 6 daj^s (120 miles) travel home. 

Shelding, Caesar. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co., Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll dated July 6, 1778; also, same co. 
and battalion ; muster rolls for Sept., 1778-Feb., 1779; enlisted March 12, 1778; 
enlistment, during war; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll for March, 
1779, dated East Greenwich; also, Capt. Lewis's (2d) co.. Col. Greene's bat- 
talion ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; also, Capt. Lewis's 
(3d) CO., Col. Greene's battalion ; muster rolls for July, Aug., and Oct., 1779, 
dated East Greenwich ; reported a prisoner of war in July, 1779, prisoner at 
Newport in Aug., 1779; also, same co. and battalion; muster rolls for Nov. 
and Dec, 1779, dated Newport. 

Shelding, Levi. Private, Col. Benjamin Tujiper's (10th) regt. ; service from Jan. 
1, 1782, 12 mos. 

Sheldon, . [This name also appears under the form of Selden, Shaldon, 

Sheldan, Shelden, Sheldem, Sheldin, Shelding, Sheldren, Shelldon, Shilden, 
Shildon.] 

Sheldon, Aaron. Private, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co.. Col. John Brown's detach- 
ment of militia ; enlisted June 30, 1777 ; discharged July 26, 1777, at Saratoga ; 
service, 27 days ; detachment raised in Berkshire Co. for service at Fort Ann 
on an alarm at Ticonderoga. 

Sheldon, Aaron. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Stockbridge 
for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched from home July 1, 
1780; discharged Dec. 4, 1780; service, 5 mos. 8 days, at West Point, including 
travel (90 miles) home. 

Sheldon, Abner, Deei-field. Corpoi-al, Capt. Jonas Locke's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Williams's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
9 days; also. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Stebbins's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 28, 1775 ; service, 95 days ; 
also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat dated 
Cambridge Camp, Nov. 20, 1775. 

Sheldon, Abner, Southampton (probably). Private, Capt. Elijah Clap's co.. Col. 
John Dickenson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; 
service, 5 days ; company marched towards Bennington as far as New Provi- 



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104 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sheldon, Abner, continued. 

deiice on an alarm ; also, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co., Col. John Dickerson's 
regt. ; engaged Sept. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 30 days, mider 
Col. Ezra May on expedition to Saratoga, including travel (112 miles) home. 

Sheldon, Amasa. Private, Capt. Josepli Stebhins's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Col. David Wells; enlisted Sept. 23, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 1 daj% in Northern dejjartment, including travel (115 miles) home. 
Roll sworn to at Deerfield. 

Sheldon, Amasa. Captain, 4th co.. Col. David Field's (5th Hampshire Co.) regt. 
of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen agreeable to order of Council of Feb. 14, 
1776, dated Deerlield, April 22, 1776; ordered in Council May 3, 1776, that said 
officers be commissioned ; rei^orted commi.s.sioned May 3, 1776 ; also, Captain, 
Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; engaged July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; 
service, 1 mo. 8 days, on expedition to Northern department, including travel 
(100 miles) home ; roll sworn to at Deerfield ; also, petition addressed to the 
Council, dated Bemard.ston, Dec. 9, 1778, signed by said Sheldon, stating that 
he had been commissioned Captain of 4th (Bernardston) co., 5th regt., in 1776, 
and that by reason of being very hard of hearing he was disqualified for the 
duties of that office, and asking x>ermission to resign his commission ; certificate 
attaclied, signed by Lieut. Col. David "Wells, certifies that said Sheldon was 
unfit for service in the office he then sustained by reason of his being very hard 
of hearing ; ordered in Council Aj^ril 25, 1780, that the resignation be accepted. 

Sheldon, Arad (also given Ard), Bernardston. Private, Capt. Josepli Stebhins's 
CO., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
April 28, 1775; service, 95 days; also, comijany return [probably Oct., 1775]; 
also, order for bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp, Nov. 20, 1775 ; also. Private, 
Capt. Amasa Sheldon's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1777; 
discharged July 15, 1777 ; service, 8i days, on expedition to Northern depai"t- 
ment, mcluding travel (70 miles) home. Roll swom to at Deerfield. 

Sheldon, Aretas. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's (7th) co. of volunteers, 2d 
Hampshire Co. regt. ; service against the msurgents at Hadley Jime 13, 1782, 
and at Northampton, Jime 14, 15, 16, and 17, 1782, 5 days ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; service, 3 days ; company ordered to Springfield to protect the sitting of 
the Supreme Judicial Court Sept. 28, 1784 ; roll sworn to at Southampton. 

Sheldon, Asa. Private, Capt. Elijah Deming's co.. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; entered service Sejit. 19, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 16, 1777 ; service, 28 days ; 
company called out by Maj. Gen. Gates and ordered to Stillwater. 

Sheldon, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Hills's co. ; list of men who served on expe- 
dition against Rhode Island for 1 mo. and were dismissed Oct. 30, 1777. [See 
Benaiah Shelden.] 

Sheldon, Benjamin. List of men belonging to Capt. J. Sprague's division in ser- 
vice in Oct., 1777. 

Sheldon, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co., Col. Simonds's regt. ; 
service, 3 days, on the alann at Berkshire of Oct. 20, 1780. 

Sheldon, Caleb. Private, Capt. Amasa Sheldon's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's regt.; 
enlisted July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 8 days, on expe- 
dition to Northern department, including travel (100 miles) home. Roll swom 
to at Deerfield. 

Sheldon, Caleb. Descriptive list of men detached from Col. Israel Chapm's (2d 
Hampshire Co.) regt. for the term of 3 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 22, 
1780, dated Northampton, Sept. 14, 1780; Capt. Lyman's co. ; age, 16 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Northampton ; mu.s- 
tered July 4, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's co.. Col. Seth Mur- 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 105 

Sheldon, Caleb, continued. 

raja's regt. ; enlisted July 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; service, 3 mos. 
7 days, including 7 days (132 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Sheldon, Cephas. Private, Capt. Amasa Sheldon's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; 
enlisted July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 8 days, on 
expedition to Northern dei^artment, including travel (100 miles) home; roll 
sworn to at Deei-field; also, Capt. Joseph Stehbins's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Col. David Wells ; enlisted Sept. 23, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; 
service, 1 mo. 1 day, in Northern department, including travel (115 miles) 
home ; roll sworn to at Deerfield. 

Sheldon, Daniel, Lynn. Private, Capt. Enoch Putnam's co., Col. John Mans- 
field's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enli.sted May 18, 1775; service, 

2 mos. 19 days; also, Capt. Putnam's co., 19th regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. 
Israel Hutchinson ; order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at 
Winter Hill, Dec. 26, 1775. 

Sheldon, Ebenezer, Southampton (probably). 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy 
Clark's 8th (2d Southampton) co., 2d Hampshire Co. regt. of IMass. militia; 
list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by 
Seth Pomeroyand others, field otficers, dated Northampton, March 22, 1776; 
ordered in Council April 8, 177(), that said officers be commissioned ; reported 
commissioned April 5[?], 1776; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Elijah Clapp's co.. 
Col. John Dickinson's regt. ; engaged Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; 
service, 5 days; company marched towards Bennington as far as New Provi- 
dence on an alarm ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Lemiiel Pomeroy's co., Col. John 
Dickerson's regt.; engaged Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 
30 days, under Col. Ezra May on expedition to Saratoga, including travel (112 
miles) home; also. Captain, 6th co.. Col. Israel Chapin's (2d Hampshire Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers ; commissioned July 6, 1778 ; a/so, Captain, 
Col. Seth Murray's regt. ; engaged July 4, 1780; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 16 days, including 7 days (132 miles) travel home ; regiment raised 
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; also. Captain, 7th co. of volun- 
teers, 2d Hampshire Co. regt. ; service against the insurgents at Hadley June 
13, 1782, and at Northampton June 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, 1782, 6 days ; also. 
Captain, same co. and regt. ; service, 3 days ; company ordered to Springfield 
to protect the sitting of the Sujireme Judicial Court Sept. 28, 1784. 

Sheldon, Elihu, Beniardston. Descriptive list of men in Continental service ; Capt. 
Thorp's CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 23yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
7 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown; occupation, cordwainer; residence, 
Bemardston; engaged for town of Bernardston; engaged Aug. 28, 1782; term, 

3 years. 

Sheldon, Elisha. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Rice's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 27, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 2 days, 
at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. 

Sheldon, Elisha. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Sheldon 
from Sept. 12, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 3 mos. 19 days. 

Sheldon, Elliot. Copy of a list dated Boston Harbor, on board the brig " Re- 
prisal," Feb. 10, 1778, of men belonging to the crew of the "Reprisal," com- 
manded by Capt. James Brown, taken by a British frigate Feb. 19 [ ? ], 1778. 

Sheldon, Ephraim. List dated Sept. 12, 1777, of prisoners sent on shore at Sheepscot 
river and Townsend from His Majesty's ship " Rainbow " and certified Nov. 
10, 1777, by George Collier, as having been liberated by him without receipts 
being given for them as there were no Selectmen to sign at places above named. 



106 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sheldon, Ephraim. Private, C apt. Benjamin Lemont's co., Col. McCobb's regt. ; 
enlisted May 20, 1781 ; service to Dec. 1, 1781, 6 mos. 10 days, near Penobscot. 
Roll sworn to in Lincoln Co. 

Sheldon, Francis, Lynn. Private, Capt. Enoch Putnam's co., Col. John Mans- 
field's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 1 day; also, Capt. Putnam's co., 19th regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. 
Israel Hutchinson ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775. [Name appears on company return for 
October as Jeremiah Shelden.] 

Sheldon, Israel, Boston (also given Medford and Springfield). Private, (late) 
Capt. Abijah Child's co., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from April 5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town 
of Marshfield (also given Abington) ; term, 3 years; also, Capt. Childs's co., 
Col. Greaton's regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Sprmgfield (also given 
Boston) ; enlisted for town of Springfield (also given Abington) ; mustered by 
County Muster Master Barber ; also, Colonel's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 5, 1780 ; 
residence, Medford. 

Sheldon, Israel, Southampton. Private, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co., which 
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19-, 1775; service, 7 
days ; reported enlisted into the army April 28, 1775. 

Sheldon, Israel, Southampton (probably). Private, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co.. 
Col. Dickinson's regt. commanded by Maj. Clap; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; dis- 
charged Sept. 28, 1777 ; service, 8 days, under Col. Ezra May on expedition to 
Saratoga, including travel (112 miles) home. 

Sheldon, Israel. Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co.. Col. John Dickin.son's regt. com- 
manded by Maj. Clap; pay abstract for wages and mileage home, dated July 
10, 1777; service, 38 days; mileage for 100 miles allowed said Sheldon. 

Sheldon, Israel. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's (7tli) co., 2d Hampshire 
Co. regt. ; service, 2 days ; company ordered to Springfield to protect the sitting 
of the Supreme Judicial Court Sept. 28, 1784; roll swom to at Southampton. 

Sheldon, Israel, Jr. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's (7th) co. of volunteers, 
2d Hampshire Co. regt. ; service against the insurgents at Hadley Jime 13, 1782, 
and at Northampton June 14, 15, 16, and 17, 1782, 5 days. 

Sheldon, Jeremlah, Danvers. Private, Capt. Enoch Putnam's co., Col. John 
Mansfield's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 18, 1775; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 19 days; also, Cori^oral, Capt. Samuel Flint's co.. Col. Samuel 
Johnson's regt.; engaged Aug. 25, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 3 
mos. 19 days, at the Northward, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. Y., home ; 
mileage for 260 miles allowed said Sheldon ; warrant allowed in Coimcil July 
27, 1778. 

Sheldon, John, Danvers. Private, Capt. James Gray's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's 
regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage to camp, etc., dated July 15, 1776 ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; entered service July 12, 1776 : service to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. 
20 days; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776. 

Sheldon, Jonathan, Boston. List of prisoners discharged from prison-ship at 
Rhode Island in exchange for British prisoners and sent to Boston in the 
schooner " Speedwell" Aug. 6, 1777, by Capt. Josiah Godfrey. 



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Sheldon, Jonathan, Danvers. Private, Capt. Samuel Flint's co., Col. Samuel 
Johnson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 25, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 
mos. 19 days, at the Northward, including 13 days ('2G0 miles) travel home; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. Y., home ; 
mileage for 260 miles allowed said Sheldon ; warrant allowed in Council July 
27, 1778. 

Sheldon, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co.. Col. Asa Whetcomh's 
regt. ; company receipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill. 

Sheldon, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Amasa Sheldon's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's 
regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 8, 1777; service, 1 mo. 4 days, 
in Northern department, including travel (100 miles) home. Roll sworn to at 
Deerfield. 

Sheldon, Joseph. Private, Capt. James Gregg's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's (1st 
New York) regt.; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, 
during war ; reported sick in hospital at Robinson's house. 

Sheldon, Josiah. Private, Capt. Oliver Lyman's co. ; service, 7 days ; company 
probably made up of three [ ? ] companies and marched from Northampton to 
East Hoosuck on the alarm of Aug. 17, 1777. 

Sheldon, Levi. Private, Capt. Daniel Pilsbury's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(t)th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; no wages allowed said Sheldon ; 
reported transferred from 10th Mass. regt. 

Sheldon, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Archibald McAllister's co., Col. S.amuel 
McCobb's regt. ; enlisted July 11, 1779 ; service to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 13 days, 
on expedition against Majorbagaduce. Roll endorsed " Reg't at Penobscot." 

Sheldon, Paul, Southampton. Corporal, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co., which 
marched April 21, 1775, in response to tlie alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 32 
days ; reported returned home May 23, 1775 ; also, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co.. 
Col. John Dickinson's regt. commanded by Maj. Clap ; j)ay abstract for wages 
and mileage home, dated July 10, 1777 ; service, 38 days ; mileage for 100 miles 
allowed .said Sheldon ; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; engaged Sept. 20, 
1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 30 days, under Col. Ezra May on expe- 
dition to Saratoga, including travel (112 miles) home ; also, Capt. Ebenezer 
Sheldon's (7th) co. of volunteers, 2d Hampshire co. regt. ; service agauist the 
insurgents at Hadley June 13, 1782, and at Northampton June 14, 15, IG, and 17, 
1782, 5 days; also, same co. and regt.; service, 3 days; company ordered to 
Springfield to protect the sittmg of the Supreme Judicial Court Sept. 28, 1784. 

Sheldon, Pliny, Southampton. Private, Capt. Abner Pomroy's co.. Col. John Fel- 
lows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted iVpril 27, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 12 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for 
boruity coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester, Nov. 28, 1775. 

Sheldon, Pliny, Southampton (probably) . Fifer, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co.. Col. 
John Dickerson's regt.; engaged Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; ser- 
vice, 30 days, under Col. Ezra May on expedition to Saratoga, uicluding travel 
(112 miles) home; also, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's (7th) co. of volunteers, 2d 
Hampshire Co. regt. ; service against the insurgents at Northampton June 15, 
16, and 17, 1782, 3 days; also, same co. and regt.; service, 2 days; company 
ordered to Springfield to protect the sitting of the Supreme Judicial Court 
Sept. 28, 1784. 

Sheldon, Remembrance. Private, Capt. James Walsworth'scc, Col. Elisha Por- 
ter's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; 
service, 1 mo. 11 days, at New London, Conn., including 6 days (120 miles) 
travel home. Roll sworn to at Deerfield. 



108 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sheldon, Samuel. Lieutenant, Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 1, 1778; reported deserted Jan. 
1, 1778; also, 1st Lieutenant, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated 
Boston, June 17, 1778. 

Sheldon, Shelton, Danvers. Sergeant, Capt. John Putnam's (Alarm) co. of Dan- 
vers, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Sheldon, Silas, Southampton (probably). Private, Capt. Elijah Clap's co., Col. 
John Dickenson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 5 days ; company marched towards Bennington as far as New Providence 
on an alarm ; also, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co., Col. John Dickerson's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 30 days, under Col. 
Ezra May on expedition to Saratoga, including travel (112 miles) home ; also, 
Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's (7th) co., 2d Hampshire Co. regt.; service, 2 days; 
comi^any ordered to Springfield to protect the sitting of the Supreme Judicial 
Court Sept. 28, 1784. 

Sheldon, Simeon, Southampton. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army, as certified by Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy and the Selectmen, dated March 
30, 1779; residence, Southampton; engaged for town of Southampton; joined 
Ca^Jt. Alvord's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; term, duringwar ; also, Corporal, Capt. 
Larned's CO., Col. Shepard's (4th) regt.; Contmental Army pay accoimts for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Oct. 7, 1780 ; reported died Oct. 7, 1780 ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; return for gratuities, dated Highlands, Feb. 24, 1780 ; gratuity 
paid said Sheldon Jan. 30, 1780. 

Sheldon, Stephen. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's (7th) co. of vohmteers, 2d 
Hampshire Co. regt. ; service against the insurgents at Hadley June 13, 1782, 
and at Northampton June 14, 15, 16, and 17, 1782, 5 days. 

Sheldon, "Whiten (also given "Whiting) . Private, in a detachment from Capt. 
"William Fellows's co. of matrosses. Gen. Fellows's (Berkshire Co.) brigade; 
entered service July 3, 1777 ; discharged July 20, 1777 ; service, 17 days ; detach- 
ment marched to Kingsbury, N. Y., 110 miles from home ; roll dated Sheifield; 
also, pay roll of a detachment from Capt. "William Fellows's co. of matrosses 
commanded by Lieut. Paul Dewey, Brig. Gen. John Fellows's (Berkshire Co.) 
brigade ; entered service Sept. 21, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1777 ; service, 28 
days; detachment ordered out by Brig. Gen. Fellows to serve under Maj. Gen. 
Gates in Northern department ; also, Capt. William Fellows's co. of matrosses, 
Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780 ; discharged 
Oct. 17, 1780 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to the Northward on an alarm 
at the time Forts George and Ann were taken by the enemy. 

Sheldon, "William, "Woolwich. Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 
9, 1780 ; residence, "Woolwich ; term, 3 years. 

Sheldren, Ephraim, Cape Ann. Capt. John Row's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
(27th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Sheldren and others, 
dated Cambridge, June 28, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 29, 1775; service, 2 mos. 8 days; also, com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shelds, "William, Boston. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Sumner's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt., dated Stoughton, June 
27, 1777; residence, Boston; enlisted for town of Dorchester; joined Capt. 
Allen's CO., Col. Crane's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Shell, Elisha. Matross, Capt. John Doughty's co., Col. John Lamb's (2d Artil- 
lery) regt. ; muster rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1781, dated W^est Point; 



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Shell, Ellsha, continued. 

enlistment, during war ; repoi-ted on command at Verplanck's Point in Feb. 
and March, 1781. 

Shell, Gedeon. Matross, Col. Crane's regt. ; pay roll for 6 months men raised by 
the town of Boston for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched 
July 2, 1780; discharged Dec. 20, 1780; service, 6 mos., including travel (10 
days) home. [See Gideon Hull and Gideon Stull.] 

Shelldon, Elish.\. Private, Capt. James Walsworth's co., Col. Elisha Porter's 
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 11 days, at New London, Conn., including 6 days (120 miles) travel 
home. Roll sworn to at Deerfield. 

Shelley, . [This name also appears under the form of Shelly.] 

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Shelley, Job, Raynham. Private, Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Paul Dudley 
Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775 ; enlisted July 8, 1775 ; service, 
1 mo. 7 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, Capt. Joshua 
"Wilbore's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; service, 23 days, at Rhode Island ; 
company drafted from Taunton, Raynham, and Easton, in April, 1777 ; also, 
Capt. Joshua Wilbore's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 23 days ; 
company marched from Taimton to Providence, R. I. ; roll swoi-n to Sept. 23, 
1777 ; also, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's co., Col. George Williams's regt. ; service, 
21 days ; company marched from Raynham, Taunton, and Easton, in Sept., 1777, 
on a secret expedition ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co.. Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 4 days ; company marched from Taunton to Reho- 
both, thence to Bristol, thence to Providence, R. I., and thence home; roll 
dated Nov. 5, 1777 ; also, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 21, 1778; discharged Sept. 1, 1778; service, 12 days, at 
Rhode Island ; also, pay roll for same service sworn to at Taunton. 

Shelley, John, Manchester. Capt. Benjamin Kimball's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. ; 
receipt for advance paj% signed by said Shelley and others, dated Cambridge, 
July 1, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Kimball's co.. Col. John Mansfield's (19th) 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated 
Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated 
Camp at Winter Hill, Jan. 3, 1776. 

Shelley, Joshua. Private, Cajit. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 26 (also given Aug. 17), 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; 
service, 3 mos. 14 (also given 3 mos. 23) days, including travel (10 days) home ; 
company raised to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777. Roll swoni 
to in Hampshire Co. 

Shelley, Lebbeus, Raynham. Capt. James Perry's co., which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days; also. Private, Capt. James Perry's 
CO., Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775 ; enlisted 
July 4, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 11 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shellingford, Thomas. Carpenter's Crew, frigate "Boston," commanded by 
Capt. Samuel Tucker; engaged June 4, 1779; reported in the " Pole." Roll 
made up for advance pay for 1 month. 

Shelly, Abla.thar. Private, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's (Raynham) co., Col. George 
Williams's (3d Bristol Co.) regt. ; service, 16 days ; company marched to 
Warren, R. 1., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm. 

Shelly, Barnabas. Private, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's (Raynham) co.. Col. George 
Williams's (3d Bristol Co.) regt. ; service, 16 days ; company marched to 
Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm. 



110 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shelly, "Elibeus." Private, Capt. James "Williams, Jr.'s co. of Minute-men, 
which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Roxbury ; discharged April 29, 1775 ; service, 12 days. 

Shelly, Job, RajTiham. Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Paul Dudley Sergeant's 
regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before 
Boston, Nov. 14, 1775. 

Shelly, John, Manchester. Private, Capt. Benjamin Kmiball's co., Col. Mans- 
field's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 18, 1775; service, 
2 mos. 19 days. 

Shelly, John. List of prisoners sent from Newjiort, R. I., in the prison-ship " Lord 
Sandwich " and landed at Bristol March 7, 1778. 

Shelly, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's (Raynham) co.. Col. George 
Williams's (3d Bristol Co.) regt.; service, 25 days; company marched to "War- 
ren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 177(5, on an alarm. 

Shelly, Lebbeus. Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Sargent's i"egt. ; order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Shelton, David. Matross, Capt. "William Pierce's co., Col. John Crane's (Artil- 
leiy) regt. ; muster rolls for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1778, dated Camp at Provi- 
dence; also, Capt. Peirce's co.. Col. Crane's (also given Col. Harrison's) regt. ; 
muster roll for Dec, 1778, dated Providence; a^so, Capt. Peirce's co.. Col. 
Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1779, dated Providence ; enlisted 
April 20, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
March, 1779. 

Shelton, Richard. Boy, sloop [brigantme] "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. 
John Fisk ; engaged June 15, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 30, 1776 ; roll dated Salem ; 
also. Seaman, same vessel and commander ; engaged Sept. 30, 1776 ; discharged 
Jan. 1, 1777; service, 3 mos.; roll sworn to at Boston; also, same vessel and 
commander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; discharged Feb. 20, 1777; roll sworn to at 
Boston. 

Shelton, Richard. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax 
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by 
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

Shemany, Reuben, Belchertown. List of men i-aised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shemany, "Whitney, Belchertown. List of men raised for the 6 months service 
and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shemway, Elijah. Private, Capt. Noah Allen's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Quarters York Hutts; reported joined 
since last muster; also, muster roll for March, 1782; enlisted Nov. 23, 1781; 
enlistment, 3 years. 

Shenahen, James. Capt. David Cowden's co.. Col. "Woodbridge's regt.; receipt 
for advance pay, signed by said Shenahen and others, dated Cambridge, June 
26, 1775. [See John Shanahan and John Shananham.] 

Shenley, Patrick. Council order dated March 20, 1781, directing Joseph Hender- 
son, Sheriff of Suffolk Co., to liberate said Shenley, a soldier in the Continen- 
tal Anny, from jail, and to deliver him to his commanding officer, said Shenley 
having been confined for stealing a piece of cloth from Thomas Gibbs, and said 
Gibbs having acknowledged satisfaction as shown by his certificate dated 
Boston, March 20, 1781. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. Ill 

Shepar, Charles. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 9 months, returned as received of Justin 
Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 1779 ; Capt. 
Hubbard's co.. Col. Faulkner's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; com- 
plexion, dark; engaged for town of Concord. 

Shepard, . [This name also appears mider the form of Shapard, Shaperd, Shea- 

pere, Sheapord, Sheepard, Shcephcrd, Shepar, Shepeard, Sheperd, Shephard, 
Shepheard, Shepherd, Shepord, Sheppard, Shepperd, Shiperd, Sliippond.] 

Shepard, . Private, (late) Capt. Samuel Sayer's co., commanded by Lieut. 

Samuel Yoruig subsequent to Aug. 3, 1779, (late) Maj. Littlefield's detachment 
of York Co. militia ; entered service July 7, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 6, 1779 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos., on Penobscot expedition; reported a negi-o. 

Shepard, Alexander, Newton. Private, Capt. Amariah Fuller's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge ; ser- 
vice, 2 days ; reported as belonging to the alarm list. 

Shepard, Benjamin. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., 4tli Suffolk Co. regt. 
commanded by Maj. Seth Bullard ; marched July 28, 1780; discharged July 
30, 1780 ; service, 5 days, including 2 days (45 miles) travel home ; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shepard, Benjamin, Jr., "Wrentham. Private, Capt. Lemuel Kollock's co., Col. 
John Smith's regt., wliich marched on the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775; service, 5 
days. 

Shepard, Charles. Private, Capt. Simon Hunt's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; 
enlisted Dec. 18, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 3 mos. 15 days, with guards at 
Cambridge ; company detached from militia. 

Shepard, Charles. Lists of men appearing under the heading " Hartwell Brook 
the first Everidge ; " said Shepard appears among men in a detachment which 
marched to Rhode Island, agreeable to resolve of Sept. 6, 1778, and among men 
with Col. Buttrick at Rhode Island in 1778. 

Shepard, Charles. Capt. David Goodwin's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt.; entered 
service Sept. 23, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 10 days; com- 
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Shepard, Charles. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Concord for 
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched June 26, 1780; dis- 
charged Dec. 18, 1780 : service, 6 mos. 2 days, ijicluding travel (200 miles) home ; 
alfio, receipt dated Boston, June 4, 1782, for bounty paid said Shepard by Isaac 
Hubbard, Chairman of Class No. 6 of the town of Concord, to serve in the Con- 
tinental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Shepard, Daniel, Jr., Acton. Private, Capt. David Wheeler's co.. Col. Nixon's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated Winter Hill, Jan. 15, 
1776 ; mileage for 42 miles allowed said Sliepard. 

Shepard, David, Murrayfield (also given Liidlow and Westfield) . Captain of a 
company of Minute-men, Col. Seth Pomroy's regt., which marched April 22, 
1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 6 days ; 
reported appointed Surgeon April 28, 1775 ; also, Surgeon ; general return of 
Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. in camp at Roxbury May 27, 1775; ordered in 
Provincial Congress IMay 27, 1775, that officers of said regiment be commissioned ; 
also, Surgeon, same regt.; engaged April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos., 2 weeks, 
4 days ; also, certificate dated Oct. 9, 1775, signed by Col. Timothy Danielson, 
testifying to the satisfactory service of certain officers in his regiment and 
stating that said officers had not received their warrants ; ordered in Council 
Oct. 9, 1775, that the president be directed to send a letter to Gen. Washijigton 



112 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shepard, David, continued. 

recommending that said officers be commissioned according to their respective 
ranks; also, Surgeon, Col. Danielson's regt. ; list of field and staff officers 
appearing on a return of Capt. Sylvan us Walker's co. [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shepard, David. Private, Capt. Enoch Shepard's co.. Col. John Mosley's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 21, 1777; service, 15 days, on expedition to Saratoga; reported 
sent to bring back horses Oct. 5, 1777 ; company marched from Murrayfield to 
reinforce army under Gen. Gates. 

Shepard, Ebenezer. 2d Lieutenant, 2d co.. Col. Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Jan. 26, 1779; also, 1st 
Lieutenant, Capt. Daniel Fisher, Jr.'s (2d) co., Col. Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk 
Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Sept. 12, 1780; also, 
Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Webb's regt.; 
engaged Aug. 1, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 4, 1781 ; service, 4 mos. 15 days, at 
Peekskill, N. Y., including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. 

Shepard [Ebenezer]. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph 
Webb's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 25, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 4, 1781; service, 3 mos. 
21 days, at Peekskill, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. 

Shepard, Edward. Private, Capt. Edward Fuller's co., Col. William Mcintosh's 
regt.; entered camp March 20, 1778; discharged April 16, 1778; service, 28 
days; company stationed at Roxbury. Roll dated Newton. 

Shepard, Elijah. Private, Capt. Levi Ely's co., Col. John Brown's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 9, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 21 days, including 
7 days (140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shepard, Enoch, Murrayfield. Captain, Col. John Moseley's regt. ; marched from 
home Oct. 21, 1776; service to Nov. 17, 1776, 28 days; company marched to 
Mt. Independence (also given Ticonderoga) under command of Lieut. Col. 
Timothy Roberson (Robinson) by order of Gen. Schuyler on the alarm of Oct. 
21, 1776 ; also. Col. John Moseley's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; engaged Aug. 17, 
1777 ; discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 7 days ; company marched to Benning- 
ton on an alarm; also, same regt. ; engaged Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 
1777 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days, on expedition to Saratoga, includmg travel (100 
miles) home ; company marched from Murrayfield to reinforce army under 
Gen. Gates; also, petition addressed to the Council, dated Murrayfield, April 
6, 1778, signed by said Shepard, stating that he held a commission as Captain, 
13th CO., Col. John Mosley's (3d Hampshire Co.) regt., although he had viewed 
himself as not equal to the discharge of the office when chosen, but having 
made the experiment and finding himself unable to discharge the duties of his 
office with credit to himself or benefit to the country, asking to be permitted 
to resign his commission ; ordered in Council April 24, 1778, that the resigna- 
tion be accepted. 

Shepard, Ephraim, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. John 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days. 

Shepard, Ezekibl, Westfield. Private, Capt. Warham Parks's co.. Col. Daniel- 
son's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 
mos. 4 days. 

Shepard, Ezra. Private, Capt. William Cannon's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ; 
service, 70 days ; company was drafted by order of General Court, marched to 
Ticonderoga May 6, 1777, and returned home July 14, 1777 ; roll sworn to at 
Blandford and also at Westfield ; also, Capt. Solomon Brown's co.. Col. Elisha 
Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 31, 1779; discharged Sept. 1, 
1779; service, 1 mo. 6 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (87 miles) 
travel home. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 113 

Shepard, George, Norton. Private, Capt. Josiah Smith's co.. Col. Josiah "Whit- 
ney's regt. ; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Camp at Hull, 
July 13, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted June 29, 177(!, 4 days preced- 
ing march; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 1 day; company raised for defence 
of town and harbor of Boston ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 
1776 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days, includmg travel (48 miles) home ; also, Capt. Seth 
Smith's detachment of matrosses; enlisted June 3, 1778; discharged Jmie 9, 
1778 ; service, 9 days, including travel (48 miles) home ; detachment marched 
from Norton to Freetovt^n June 3, 1778, by order of Brig. Gen. Godfrey. 

Shepard, George. List of men endorsed "prisoners at New York" [year not 
given] ; also, list of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison-ship 
" Lord Sandwich " and landed at Bristol March 7, 1778. 

Shepard, George. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Bates's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's 
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shepard, Gideon. Sergeant, Capt. David Mosely's co.. Col. John Mosely's regt. ; 
engaged Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days, on 
expedition to Saratoga, mcluding travel (120 miles) home ; also, 2d Lieutenant, 
3d CO., Col. John Mosely's (3d Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
officers; commissioned May 31, 1779; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Kel- 
logg's (3d) CO., 3d Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers [year 
not given]. 

Shepard, Henry, Dunstable. Private, Capt. Leonard Butterfield's co.. Col. Eben- 
ezer Bridge's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Cambridge ; left place of rendezvous April 28, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; 
also, Capt. Ebenezer Bancroft's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt.; company 
return dated Sept. 25, 1775. 

Shepard, Henry. Private, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co.. Col. Cushing's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 24 days, with Northern 
army, mcludmg 9 days (180 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Shepard, Henry L. Corporal, Cajit. Reuben Sibley's co., Col. Josiah "Whitney's 
regt.; marched July 31, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 14 days, 
at Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton. 

Shepard, Isaac, Needham. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co.. Col. William 
Heath's regt. ; service, 14 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 

Shepard, Jacob, Norton. Private, Capt. Seth Gilbert's (2d Norton) co. of militia, 
Col. John Daggett's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775; said Shepard marched April 19, 1775; service, 10 days; also, Ser- 
geant, Capt. Israel Trow's co., Col. John Daggett's regt.; service, 19 days; 
company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776 ; also, 2d Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. Israel Trow's (5th) co., 4th Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia; 
list of officers [year not given] ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel White's co.. 
Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; entered .service Aug. 18, 1778; discharged 
Sept. 8, 1778 ; service, 23 days, on expedition to Rhode Island ; also. Lieutenant, 
Capt. John Allen's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service July 
27, 1780; discharged July 30, 1780; service, 6 days, on expedition to Rhode 
Island on an alarm, including travel (2 days) home; regiment detached from 
Bristol Co. militia to serve for 6 days ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Israel Trow's 
CO., Col. Isaac Dean's (Bristol Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780: dis- 
charged Aug. 7, 1780 ; .service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 
1780. 

Shepard, Jacob, Stoughton. Private, Capt. James Endecott's co. of militia, Col. 
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 



114 JklASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shepard, Jacob, continued. 

vice, 6 days; also, Capt. James Endicott's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; 
service, 5 days; company marched from Stougliton March 4, 1776, at the time 
of fortifying Dorchester Heights; also, same co. and regt.; service, 3 days; 
company marched to Moon Island Jmie 13, 1776, when the British fleet was 
driven out of Boston harbor ; also, Capt. Theophilus Lyon's co. ; entered ser- 
vice March 1, 1778; discharged April 5, 1778; service, 36 days; company 
marched to Castle Island March 1, 1778, under command of Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Peirce. 

Shepard, Jacob, "Wrentham. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell'sco., Col. John Smith's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days. 

Shepard, James, Andover. List of men probably raised for Continental service 
[year not given] ; residence, Andover; credited to town of Sutton. 

Shepard, James, Ballstown (also given Newcastle) . Return of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt. ; 
residence, Ballstown ; engaged for town of Ballstown ; joined Capt. Davis's 
CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Private, Major's co.. Col. 
Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 8, 1777, to 
Feb. 8, 1780; also, Capt. Nathaniel Alexander's co.. Col. Edward Wiggles- 
worth's regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Newcastle ; enlisted for town 
of Newcastle ; mustered by Col. Sewall ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
for Maj% 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
for June, 1778, dated Camp near "White Plains; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
roll for Oct., 1778; also, Maj. John Porter's co., (late) Col. Wigglesworth's 
regt. commanded by Maj. Porter; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated 
Providence ; reported on command at Newtown. 

Shepard, James, Boston. Private, Capt. Joseph Fox's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Nov. 18, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779 ; residence, Boston ; reported deserted ; also, Capt. William Scott's 
CO., Col. Henley's regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778; also, Capt. Joseph Fox's co.. 
Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet ; re- 
ported accepted general pardon; joined May 1 [year not given]; also, Capt. 
Fox's (7th) CO., Col. Jackson's regt.; return dated Camp Providence, July 8, 
1779; engaged Sept. 10, 1777 ; engaged for town of Boston ; term, 3 years; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay roll for July, 1779; a^so, return certified at Camp near 
Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. 
Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in 
Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were mcorporated into a regiment mider the 
command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 
1779; Capt. Fox's co. ; rank. Private; residence, Boston; engaged Nov. 18, 
1777 ; term, during war ; reported deserted March -, 1778, returned or retaken 
Aug. 4, 1778, deserted Dec. 1, 1778, returned or retaken May 1, 1779, deserted 
Sept. 10, 1779 ; family of said Shepard reported as at Pawtuxet, R. I. 

Shepard, James, Boston. Private and Corporal, Col. Sheldon's regt. of light dra- 
goons; Continental Army pay accounts for .service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780; residence, Boston; term, during war; reported as serving 5 mos. as 
Private, 7 mos. as Corporal. 

Shepard, Jeremiah, Concord. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, returned as received 
of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 
1779; Capt. Hubbard's co.. Col. Faulkner's regt.; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
7 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Concord ; also, list of 6 months 
men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 115 

Shepard, Jeremiah, continued. 

Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, dated Springfield ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the 
Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 

1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John 
Glover, at Sprmglield, July 14, 1780; age, 19yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. G in.; complex- 
ion, ruddy ; engaged for town of Concord ; marched to camp July 14, 1780, 
under command of Capt. Hancock ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a re- 
turn dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's 
(Light Infantry) co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 

1781, dated Garrison West Point; enlisted July 15, 1780; discharged Jan. 17, 
1781 ; enlistment, 6 months ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town 
of Concord for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 
10, 1780; discharged Jan. 17, 1781; service, 6 mos. 17 days, including travel 
(200 miles) home. 

Shepard, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co., Col. Samuel John- 
son's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17 (also given Aug. 18), 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 
1777 ; service, 3 mos. 27 days, in Northern department, including 14 days (280 
miles) travel home ; roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. ; also, Capt. Samuel Iluse's 
CO., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards stationed at "Whiter Hill ; enlisted 
March 12, 1778 ; service to April 4, 1778, 24 days ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
muster roll dated Winter Hill, May 11, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted 
April 3, 1778 ; service to July 4, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge ; also, pay 
roll of a detachment from Capt. Samuel Huse's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. 
of guards ; service from July 2 to July 12, 1778, 10 days, at Cambridge ; also, 
return of men in Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. who served as boatmen on late 
expedition against Newport ; service, 27 days ; receipt for pay of men belonging 
to Capt. Evans's co. is dated Dec. 30, 1778, and signed by Lieut. Daniel 
Kimball. 

Shepard, John, Newton. Private, Capt. Amariah Fuller's co., which marched on 
the alami of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 4 days. 

Shepard, John, Pownalborough (also given Newcastle and Boothbay) . Pieturn of 
men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Joseph North's (2d 
Lincoln Co.) regt. ; residence, Pownalborough ; engaged for town of Pownal- 
borough; jomed Capt. Davies's co.. Col. Wiggleswortli's regt.; term, during 
war; also. Private, Capt. Woodbridge's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt.; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 5, 1777, to Feb. (5, 1780 ; resi- 
dence, Newcastle (also given Boothbay) ; also, Capt. Israel Davis's co.. Col. 
Edward Wiggleswortli's regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by Col. 
Sewall; also, (late) Capt. Davis's co., Col. Wiggleswortli's regt. ; muster roll 
for May, 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge; reported on duty with "Doct'r 
General;" a^so, same co. and regt.; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp 
Greenwich ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1778, sworn to at Provi- 
dence; also, Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Christopher Wood- 
bridge, (late) Col. Edward Wigglesworth's (4tli) regt.; muster roll for March 
and April, 1779; enlisted Feb. 5, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported on com- 
mand with the Director General. 

Shepard, John (also given John, Jr.), Westfield. Lieutenant, Capt. Warham 
Parks's co. ; general return of Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. in camp at Rox- 
bury, May 27, 1775; ordered in Provincial Congress May 27, 1775, that officers 
of said regiment be commissioned ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Parks's co.. Col. 
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 28, 1775 : 
service, 3 mos. 10 days. 



116 IklASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shepard, John, Westfield. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. John Kellogg's (Westfield) co. ; residence, Westtield ; engaged for 
town of Westfield ; term, 9 months [name crossed out on return] ; also, list of 
men raised in Hampsliire Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their 
arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received 
of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 
16, 1778. 

Shepard, John, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. Jolin 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days. 

Shepard, John. Private ; list of men returned as serving on main guard under 
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin, at Prospect Hill, dated July 16, 1775; also, Capt. 
Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776. 

Shepard, John. List of men who deserted from Col. Bailey's (2d) regt., subsequent 
to Jan. 1, 1777, as returned by Ezra Badlam, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant ; 
enlistment, during war; deserted April 18, 1777. 

Shepard, John. Private, Capt. David Mosely's co., Col. John Mosely's regt.; en- 
listed Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days, on expe- 
dition to Saratoga, including travel (120 miles) home. 

Shepard, John. Col. David Henley's regt. ; return of recruits for knapsacks, dated 
Boston, Feb. 16, 1778; reported under marching orders. 

Shepard, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 25, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported received 
State bounty; also, Matross, Capt. Bryant's co.. Col. Hodgdon's regt. ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; term, 
during war; company stationed at Springfield. 

Shepard, John. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; enlisted April 
30, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on furlough. 

Shepard, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Webb's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 8, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 5, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 8 days, 
at Peekskill, N. Y., including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. 

Shepard, Jonathan, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Richard Ayer's (2d Haverhill) 
CO., Col. Johnson's regt., whicli marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 5 days ; reported a deacon. 

Shepard, Jonathan, Newton. Private, Capt. Amariah Fuller's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge; service, 1 day; 
also, Capt. Amariah Fuller's (Newtown) co.. Col. Thatcher's regt. ; service, 5 
days ; company called out March 4, 1776. 

Shepard, Jonathan, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Lemuel Kollock's co.. Col. John 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days. 

Shepard, Jonathan. Private, Capt. William Cooley's co.. Col. John Mosley's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1776 ; discharged Nov. 16, 1776 ; service, 2 mos. 3 days, 
including 8 days (160 miles) travel home. Roll dated North Castle. 

Shepard, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. com- 
manded by Maj. Seth Bullard ; marched July 28, 1780; discharged July 30, 1780; 
service, 5 days, including 2 days (45 miles) travel home ; company marched to 
Rhode Island on an alarm. [Name crossed out on roll.] 

Shepard, Joseph, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co. of militia, 
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 117 

Shepard, Joseph, continued. 

before completion of standing army; reported returned home; also, Capt. 
Josiali Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April 13 to April 26, 1776, 12 days, in 
defence of seacoast. 

Shepard, Joseph, Wrentliam. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. John 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; 
also, Corporal, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co., Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 21 days; company ordered to march to Warwick, R. I., on the alarm of 
Dec. 8, 1776. 

Shepard, Joseph. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Plimpton's co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's 
regt.; enlisted Oct. 4, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 27 days, at 
Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home. Roll dated Medfield. 

Shepard, Levi, Littleton. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of 
June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield; also, list of 
men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as 
having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, 
pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Littleton for service in the 
Continental Army during 1780; marched July 15, 1780; discharged Dec. 6, 
1780; service, 5 mos. 2 days, travel (220 miles) included. 

Shepard, "Masa" (also given Macey), Norton. Private, Capt. Josiah Smith's 
CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; enlisted June 29, 1776, 4 days preceding 
march; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 1 day; regiment raised for defence of 
town and harbor of Boston; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; 
service, 1 mo. 2 days, including travel (48 miles) home ; also, Capt. Israel 
Trow's CO., Col. John Daggett's regt.; service, 7 days; company marched to 
Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co., 
Col. Carpenter's regt. ; service from July 27, 1778, to Aug. 18, 1778, 23 days, 
at Rhode Island. 

Shepard, Nathaniel, Holden. Corporal, Capt. John Jones's co., Col. Eijhraim 
Doolittle's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shepard and others, 
dated Cambridge, July 1, 1775 ; also, same co. and regt. ; company return dated 
Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent 
in money dated Camp at Winter Hill, Dec. 5, 1775. 

Shepard, Nathaniel, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co. of 
militia, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 
days, before completion of standing army ; reported returned home ; also, Capt. 
Josiah Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April 13 to April 26, 1776, 12 days, 
in defence of seacoast; also, Corporal, Capt. William Badcock's co.. Col. 
Pierce's regt. ; marched from home March 1, 1778 ; discharged April 3, 1778 ; 
service, 1 mo. 4 days, at Castle Island. 

Shepard, " Ph's." Private, Capt. Benjamin Bams's co., Col. David Moseley's 
\/ (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; service, 2 days ; company marched to quell the mob 

at Northampton June 12, and Jmie 16, 1782, and was allowecTTiorse rations. ~ 

Shepard, Robert, Biddeford. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hooper's co. ; marched 
Jan. 22, 1776; service to May 31, 1776, 4 mos. 10 days; company reported as 
mustered by Peter Noyes, Muster Master, at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., Feb. 
29, 1776, and stationed there for defence of seacoast ; also, Capt. Nathaniel 
Cousens'sco., (late) Maj. Littlefield's detachment of York Co. militia; entered 
service July 6, 1779; discharged Aug. 24, 1779; service, 1 mo. 19 days, on 
Penobscot expedition ; also, return of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Mus- 
ter Master for York Co., certified in York Co., June 6, 1780; said Shepard 
appears among men mustered to serve for 8 months in defence of eastern Massa- 



118 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shepard, Robert, continued. 

chusetts, agreeable to resolve of March 25, 1780 ; residence, Biddeford ; also, 
Corporal, Capt. Josiali Davis's co.. Col. Joseph Prime's regt. ; joined May 1, 
1780; discharged Dec. 8, 1780; service, 7 mos. 8 days; enlistment, 8 months; 
regiment raised in York Co. for defence of eastern Massachusetts ; roll sworn 
to at Arundel and certitied at Falmouth. 

Shepard, Samuel, Stoughtou. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's co.. Col. Lemuel Rob- 
inson's regt., which marclied on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; 
also, Corporal, Capt. Simeon Leach's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 
2 days; company marched from Stougliton to Braintree March 21, 1776, when 
British ships lay in Boston harbor. 

Shepard, Seth, Norton. Private, Capt. Seth Gilbert's (2d Norton) co. of militia, 
Col. John Daggett's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; said Shepard marched April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days. 

Shepard, Seth. Corporal, in a company commanded by Lieut. Ephraim Grover, 
Col. Isaac Dean's (Ith Bristol Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 5, 1780; dis- 
charged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 4 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll 
sworn to at Attleborough. 

Shepard, Silas. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as returned 
by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co. [year not given] ; Capt. 
Kellogg's CO. ; age, 16 yrs. ; statiire, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for 
town of "Westfield. [Name crossed out on list.] 

Shepard, Simeon, Douglas. Private, Capt. Caleb Whiting's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 6 days. 

Shepard, Simeon, Douglas. Receipt dated Point Shirley, June 13, 1776, signed by 
said Shepard and others belonging to Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co., for advance 
pay for 1 month, etc. 

Shepard, Simeon. Petition addressed to the Provincial Congress, dated Roxbury, 
June 21, 1775, signed by said Shepard and otliers who had enlisted to form an 
Artillery company, stating their unwillingness to serve vxnder John Wiley as 
Captam owing to their belief in his incompetence ; also, Capt. Badlam's co., 
Col. Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Camp Sowall's 
Point, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Shepard, Stephen, Acton. Capt. William Smith's co., Col. John Nixen's (5th) 
regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Shepard and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, July 7, 1775 ; also. Corporal, same co. and regt. ; company return dated 
Sept. 30, 1775; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as 
returned by Capt. Simeon Hunt to Col. Eleazer Brooks, dated Sept. 5, 1777; 
residence, Acton; engaged for town of Acton; joined Capt. Parker's co., Col. 
Alden's regt. ; term, 3 years or during war; also, Sergeant, Capt. W. White's 
CO., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as serving 6 mos. as Corporal, 6 mos. as Ser- 
geant; also, descriptive list endorsed " January 11th 1781 ; " Lieut. Col. Jolm 
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 m. ; complexion, light; hair, 
light; occupation, shoemaker; birthplace, Acton; residence, Acton ; enlisted 
March -, 1777, by Capt. Parker; enlistment, during war; also. Sergeant, Capt. 
Asa Cobum'sco., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster rolls for Feb.- 
May, 1781, dated West Point; also, muster rolls for June-Sept., 1781; also, 
(late) Capt. Coburn's co. commanded by Lieut. Levi Parker, Lieut. Col. 
Brooks's regt.; muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; also, 
Capt. Coburn's (8th) co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1781, 
certified at York Hutts ; also, register of furloughs granted subsequent to Jan. 
1, 1781 ; leave given said Shepard by Maj. Porter Jan. 21, 1782, to go from West 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 119 

Shepard, Stephen, contirmed. 

Point to Acton for 55 days ; reported overstayed 22 days ; also, descriptive list 
dated Feb. 20, 1782 ; Capt. Jonatlian Felt's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; 
age, 31 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, 
cordwainer ; birthplace, Acton ; residence, Acton ; enlisted March -, 1777 ; en- 
listment, during war; also, Sei'geant, Capt. Felt's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's 
regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported on fur- 
lough ; also, Quartermaster Sergeant, Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; list of men 
entitled to honorary^ badges for faithful service ; said Shepard served from 
March 25, 1777 ; entitled to 2 stripes. 

Shepard, Thomas, Dedham. Private, Capt. Joseph Guild's (Dedham) co. of JSIinute- 
men. Col. Greaton's regt., which assembled April 19, 1775; service, 13 days; 
also, Capt. Joseph Guild's co., 3Gth regt. ; com^jany retujn dated Fort No. 2, 
Oct. 5, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; reported as having gone to Canada. 

Shepard, Thomas, Marblehead. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Col. Jonathan Glover's (5th Es.sex Co.) regt., as returned agreeable 
to order of Council of Nov. 7, 1777 ; residence, Marblehead ; engaged for town 
of Marblehead ; reported drafted for 8 months. 

Shepard, Thomas. Capt. Moses McFarland's co., Col. John Nixon's regt. ; order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp Winter Hill, Dec. 20, 
1775. 

Shepard, Thomas. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co.. Col. Asa "Whitcomb's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted April 1, 1770; 
reported re-enlisted Nov. 12, 1776, as Private in Capt. Donald's co., Maj. 
Stevens's regt. ; also, return of men enlisted into the Continental Anny by Maj . 
John G. Fraizerand turned over to Capt. Nathaniel Cushing, who were directed 
to join Col. Paterson's regt. by order dated Headquarters, Nov. 17, 1776, signed 
by D. Adj. Gen. J. Trumbull; Capt. Trescott's co.. Col. "Whitcomb's regt. 
[name crossed out on return] ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, 
Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's 
(Artillery) battalion ; reported received State bounty. 

Shepard, Thojias. Corporal, Capt. Thomas "White's co., Maj. Edward Procter's 
detachment of guards; service from Dec. 10, 1777, to March 1, 1778, 2 mos. 22 
days, at Dorchester. 

Shepard, Thomas. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Symms's de- 
tachment of giiards ; enlisted Feb. 25, 1778 ; discharged May 19, 1778 ; service, 
2 mos. 24 days, under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston and Dorchester. 

Shepard, Thomas. Foreman, in a company of bakers mider John Torrey, Director ; 
service from Oct. 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1778, 3 mos. Roll certified at Boston. 

Shepard, "Willard. Lieutenant, Capt. William Clark's 8th (Gageborough) co., 
Col. Simonds's (2d Berkshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen 
by the several companies in said regiment ; ordered in Council May 4, 1776, 
that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned May 3[?], 1776; 
commissions reported dated June 1, 1776. 

Shepard, Willard. Capt. William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
entered service July 9, 1777 ; service, 22 days ; company marched from Gage- 
borough to Manchester by order of Gen. Schuyler on an alann ; also, Private, 
same co. and regt. ; entered service Sept. 20, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; company 
marched from Gageborough Sept. 5, 1777, to reinforce army imder Gen. Lincoln 
at Pawlet. 

Shepard, Willlam, Boston. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 
1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jack- 



120 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shepard, William, continued. 

son's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's 
regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry- 
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank. Private; resi- 
dence, Boston; engaged Dec. 31, 1777; term, 3 years; said Shepard appears 
among men belongmg to Col. Henry Jackson's regt. who had been discharged 
from the rolls i^rior to above arrangement; reported deserted; also reported 
never joined. 

Shepard, William, Westiield. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. 
of Minute-men; engaged April 20, 1775; service, 4 days, on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; also. Lieutenant Colonel; general return of Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt. in camp at Roxbury, May 27, 1775; ordered in Provincial 
Congress May 27, 1775, that officers of said regiment be commissioned ; also, 
Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. ; engaged April 24, 1775 ; 
service to Aug. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 2 weeks; also. Colonel, 4th (also given 3d) 
Mass. regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; also, letter dated Camp Valley Forge, May 1, 1778, signed by 
officers of said Shepard's regt., requesting that application be made to the Presi- 
dent of the Board of War for clothuig granted them by resolve of March 13, 
1778 ; certificate attached, signed by said Shepard, Colonel, certifies that said 
officers belonged to his regiment ; also. Colonel and Captain, 3d Mass. regt. ; 
muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for March and April, 1779, 
dated Providence ; appointed Oct. 2, 1776 ; also. Colonel, 4th Mass. regt. ; re- 
turn of oflicers for clothing, dated Salem, Aug. 28, 1779; also, Colonel, 4th 
Mass. regt. ; list of settlements of rank of Continental officers dated West Point, 
made by a Board held for the purpose and confirmed by Congress Sept. 6, 1779 ; 
commissioned May 4, 1776; also. Colonel, 4th Mass. regt.; Continental Army 
pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, return for 
rations of wagon department, 2d Mass. brigade, dated Feb. 18, 1780, approved 
by said Shepard, Colonel Commandant ; also. Colonel, 4th Mass. regt. ; muster 
rolls of field, staff, and commissioned officers for June, July, and Aug., 1781; 
reported on command at Springfield ; also. Colonel, 4th Mass. regt.. Brig. Gen. 
John Glover's (1st) brigade ; return of effectives, dated Sept. 15, 1781 ; also, 
return of effectives, dated Sept. 28, 1781 ; reported on command at Springfield ; 
also, muster rolls of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Oct., 1781-Jan., 
1782, dated York Hutts ; reported on command at Springfield m Oct. and Nov., 
1781, commanding 1st Mass. brigade in Dec, 1781, and Jan., 1782 ; also, returns 
of effectives between Feb. 8, 1782, and May 24, 1782, dated Hutts 1st Brigade, 
and Cantonment 1st Mass. Brigade ; reported on furlough at West Point from 
May 20, 1782, by leave of the Commander-in-Chief. 

Shepard, William. Private, Capt. Abijah Rowlee's co. ; company return endorsed 

" July 6 1775." 
Shepard, William. Private, Capt. James Endicott's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's 

regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Stougliton March 4, 1776, at the 

time of fortifying Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 3 days ; 

company marched to Moon Island June 13, 1776, when the British fleet was 

driven out of Boston harbor. 

Shepard, William. Private, Capt. Aaron Smith's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 25 (also given 
3 mos. 27) days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company marched 
to reinforce Northern army. Ptoll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Shepard, William. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of 
officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's 
regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., 
who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 121 

Shepard, "William, continued. 

Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779 ; rank, Private ; engaged 
Jan. 20, 1778; said Shepard api)ears among men belonging to Col. "William R. 
Lee's regt. who had been discharged from the rolls prior to above arrangement ; 
reported deserted March 10, 1778. 

Shepard, "William. Receipt dated Boston, May 24, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Shepard by "William Coombs, Chairman of Class No. 2 of the town of New- 
buryport, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Shepard, "William. Ensign, Capt. David Holbrook's (7tli) co., Col. "William Shep- 
ard's (4th) regt. ; muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781 ; a])pointed Jan. 1, 1781 ; 
also, muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, dated York Hutts; reported 
on guard at the Lines in Oct. and Nov., 1781, by order of the General; also, 
muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated Hutts; also, return of effectives 
between INIay -, and May 24, 1782, dated Cantonment 1st Mass. Brigade and 
York Hutts ; reported on furlough at "Westfield from May 6, 1782, by leave of 
Gen. "Washmgton ; also, returns of effectives between Sept. 13, 1782, and Oct. 
-, 1782, dated Verplanck's Point and "West Point; also, returns of effectives 
between Nov. 15, and Nov. 29, 1782; also. Ensign, 4th Mass. regt. commanded 
by Lietit. Col. James Mellen ; return of effectives, dated Camp near New 
"Windsor, Dec. 6, 1782 ; reported on duty with light infantry from Sept. 13, 1782 ; 
also. Ensign. 4tli ISIass. regt. commanded by Col. Henry Jackson; returns of 
effectives, dated Feb. 14, and Feb. 21, 1783; reported on duty at the Lines; 
also, Adjutant pro tem, same regt. ; return of effectives, dated March 7, 1783; 
also. Ensign and Adjutant pro tem, same regt. ; returns of effectives between 
March 21, 1783, and April 18, 1783, dated Cantonment Mass. Hutts; also. En- 
sign, Col. Jackson's regt. ; list of officers of 1st Mass. brigade [year not given, 
probably 1782-3], showing dates of commissions ; commissioned Jan. 1, 1781. 

Shepard, "William En., Stoughton. Private, Capt. James Endecott's co. of militia. 
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 7 days. 

Shepardson, . [This name also appears under the form of Sepperson, Shappa- 

son, Shappeson, Shappirson, Shappison, Sheparson, Sheperdson, Sheperson, 
Shepordson, Sheppardson, Sheppason, Shepperson, Sheppison, Sheppondson.] 

Shepardson, Amos, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Abiel Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
John Dagget's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to 
April 29, 1775, 11 days; also. Sergeant, Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Paul 
Dudley Sargent's re.gt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775; engaged July 5, 
1775; service, 1 mo. 10 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; rt^.so, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Shepardson, Amos. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co., Col. John Hathaway 's regt. ; 
service, 13 days, in April and May, 1777, at Rhode Island ; said Shepardson re- 
ported as among those who did not agree to tarry two months, and 2 days (38 
miles) travel was allowed him to return home. 

Shepardson, Amos. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bates's co., Col. Abiel Mitchel's 
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shepardson, Arunah, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Moses "Willmarth's (9th) co., 
Col. John Dagget's (4th Bristol Co.) regt., which marched in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days. 

Shepardson, Arunah, Attleborough. Private, Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Paul 
Dudley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775 ; enlisted July 2, 1775 ; 
service, 1 mo. 13 days; a^.so, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 



122 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AN^D SAILORS 

Shepardson, Arunah. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. John Daggett's 
regt. ; service, 25 clays; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of 
Dec. 8, 1777 [6]. 

Shepardson, Arunah. Sergeant, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; marched Sept. 
25,1777; discharged Oct. 2i), 1777; service, 1 mo. 6 days; company marched 
from Attlehorough under command of Col. George "Williams on a secret expe- 
dition. 

Shepardson, Arunah. Corporal, Capt. Moses "Willmarth's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service from Aug. 17, 1778, to Sept. 9, 1778, 24 days, on expedi- 
tion to Rhode Island. 

Shepardson, Arunah. Corporal, Capt. Moses "Willmarth's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt.; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 10 days, at 
Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Attlehorough. 

Shepardson, Nathaniel. Sergeant, Lieut. Asa Ballew's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. 
commanded hy Maj. Seth Bullard ; marched July 28,1780; discharged Aug. 
2, 1780; service, 8 days, including 2 days (45 miles) travel home; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Sheparson, Amos, Mendon. Private, Capt. Samuel "Warren's co.. Col. Joseph 
Read's (20th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Sept. 26, 1775. 

Shepaubweenk, John, Stockbridge. Private, Capt. Ephraim Cleavland's co.. 
Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Amiy pay accounts for service from 
May 13, 1777, to May 13, 1778 ; residence, Stockbridge ; reported deserted but 
returned to service. [See John Shepeburck.] 

Shepault, Quibmas. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Framing- 
ham; term, 3 years; reported as belonging to France. [See Guillaume The- 
parlt and "William Thepault.] 

Shepeard, Enoch. Captain, 13th co.. Col. John Mosely's (3d Hampshire Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia; list of of3ficers chosen by the several companies in said 
regiment, endorsed "April 26 1776; " reported commissioned April 26, 1776. 

Shepeard, William, "Westfield. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Timothy Danielson's 
regt. : list of field and staff officers appearing on a return of Capt. Sylvanus 
"Walker's co. [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shepeburck, John. Private, Capt. Ephraim Cleveland's co. ; list of officers and 
men belonging to Col. Michael Jackson's Mass. Line regt. returned probably 
in 1779; reported killed Sept. 20, 1778. [See John Shepaubweenk.] 

Sheperd, Benjamin, Jr. Private, Capt. Lemuel Kollock's co.. Col. "Wheelock's 
regt. ; service, 13 days ; company marched from "Wrentham to "Warwick, R. I., 
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Sheperd, Ebenezer, Dedham, Private, Capt. Aaron Fuller's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 1st Parish in Dedham ; service, 6 days. 

Sheperd, Ezekiel, "Westfield. Private, Capt. Warham Parks's co.. Col. Tmiothy 
Danielson's regt.; company return dated Roxbury [probably Oct., 1775] ; re- 
ported discharged Oct. 4, 1775 ; aho, order for money in lieu of bounty coat 
dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 23, 1775. 

Sheperd, John, "Westfield. l.st Lieutenant, Capt. "Warham Parks's co.. Col. 
Timothy Danielson's regt.; company return dated Roxbury [probably Oct., 
1775]. 



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Sheperd, John. Private, Capt. Richard Dodge's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(26tli) regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. and June, 177G; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., on return home at close of campaign in 
1776 ; no travel allowed said Sheperd. 

Sheperd, Luke. Corporal, Capt. William Spinney's co., Col. Cogswell's regt.; 
entered service Oct. 8, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 28 days, 
including travel (80 miles) home ; company detached to guard and fortify port 
of Boston. 

Sheperdson, Amos. Private, 1st Lieut. John Dean's co.. Col. John Dagget's (4th 
Bristol Co.) regt. ; service, 2 days; company made up from 3d and 7th cos. in 
said regiment and marched on the alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Sheperdson, Zebadiah. Corporal, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt.; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; 
service, 7 days, on an alarm, including travel (2 days) home ; company marched 
to Tiverton, R. I., July 27, 1780, to serve for 6 days. Roll sworn to at 
Attleborough. 

Sheperdson, Zebadiah. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt. ; marched July 31, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 10 days, in- 
cluding 2 days (36 miles) travel home ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on the alarm of July 31, 1780. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Sheperson, John. Master, sloop " Retaliation " (privateer) ; petition dated Boston, 
March 17, 1778, signed by Philip ISIoore, of Boston, asking that John Carey 
be commissioned as commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council March 18, 
1778, that a commission be issued. 

Shephard, Charles. Private, Capt. Francis Brown's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt.. 
Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 14 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) 
travel home. 

Shephard, Charles. Private, Capt. Lawson Buckminster's co., in a regiment 
commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; entered service May 17, 1779; dis- 
charged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 18 days, including travel (72 miles) home; 
company ordered to serve at Tiverton, R. I., until July 1, 1779. 

Shephard, Charles. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Contmental service, 
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superin- 
tendent, Nov. 24, 1779; engaged for town of Concord. 

Shephard, Charles. Private, Capt. John Haywood's co.. Col. Webb's regt. ; en- 
listed Aug. 15, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 25 days, includ- 
mg 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental 
Army for 3 months. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. 

Shephard, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Joseph Lewis's (1st Dedham) co.. Col. 
William Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt.; service, 4 days; company marched 
to camp at Dorchester on the alarm of March 4, 1776. 

Shephard, Elijah. Return of 3 and 6 months men raised in Hampshire Co. from 
(late) Col. Moseley's regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Danderson (Danielson) , dated 
Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 1780; Capt. Sloper's co. ; engaged for town of Bland- 
ford ; term, 3 months; reported mustered by Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson. 

Shephard, George. Seaman, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston ; engaged Aug. 19, 1777 ; discharged Dec. 18, 1777 ; service, 4 mos. 

Shephard, Gideon, Westfield. Sergeant, in a Westfield co. of Minute-men com- 
manded by Lieut. John Shephard, which marched April 20, 1775, in response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 1 week 3 days ; reported discharged 
May 1, 1775. 



124 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shephard, James, Boston. Capt. John Wentworth's cc, Col. Aaron Willard's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., home from place of discharge, 
Fort Edward, dated Boston, Jan. 15, 1777; 270 miles travel allowed said 
Shephard. 

Shephard, James, Northampton. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Allen's co. of 
Minute-men, Gen. Pomeroy's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; reported returned home May 3, 
1775 ; also, recommendation addressed to the General Court, dated Northamp- 
ton, March 22, 1776, signed by field officers of 2d Hampshire Co. regt., recom- 
mending said Shephard, of Northampton, as a j)roper person for Adjutant of 
said regiment ; also, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, 
dated Jime 5, 1776 ; said Shephard chosen Adjutant, 2d Hampshire Co. regt. 
of Mass. militia ; appointment concurred in by Council Jmie 5, 1776 ; reported 
commissioned June 5, 1776 ; also, Adjutant, Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire 
Co.) regt. ; engaged July 20, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 12 
days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (87 miles) travel home. 

Shephard, Jeremiah. List of men rai.sed in Middlesex Co. for Continental ser- 
vice, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 9, 1779, as returned by Jo.seph Hosmer, Super- 
intendent, Nov. 24, 1779; engaged for town of Concord. 

Shephard, John, "Westfield. Lieutenant, in command of a Westfield co. of Minute- 
men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 1 week 1 day ; reported enlisted into the army April 28, 1775. 

Shephard, John. Private, Capt. Israel Heald's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.; 
service, 6 days ; company marched from Acton to Roxbury March 4, 1776. 

Shephard, John. Descriptive list of men i-aised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to re- 
solve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said 
county; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; hair, dark; eyes, 
gray ; occupation, laborer (also given farmer) ; engaged for town of Newton ; 
engaged April 30, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Shephard, Levi. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 19, 1780 ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 4 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged 
for town of Littleton ; marched to camp July 19, 1780, under command of Capt. 
Clark. 

Shephard, Lewis. Private, Colonel's co., Col. Tupper's regt.; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 20, 1780; reported discharged. 

Shephard, Luke. Private, Capt. John Shapleigh's co. ; service from Nov. 1, 1775, 
to Dec. 31, 1775, 2 mos. 5 days ; company stationed on seacoast at Kittery Point 
under Col. Edward Cutt (Cutts) . 

Shephard, "Masa," Norton. Private, Capt. Josiah Smith's co.. Col. Whitney's 
regt. ; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Camp at Hull, July 
13, 1776. 

Shephard, Moses. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 1, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777. Roll 
dated Providence. 

Shephard, Simeon, Douglas. Private, Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co., Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; service from May 15, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 
1776, 5 mos. 17 days ; roll dated Camp at Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 4 days, including travel (75 miles) home. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 125 

Shepheard, Nathaniel, Holden. Private, Capt. Samuel Thomson's co., Maj. Asa 
Baldwin's division, Col. Denny's regt. ; enlisted Sei)t. 26, 1777; service, 23 days, 
in Northern department, including 8 days (170 miles) travel home. 

Shepherd, Charles. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 
1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middle- 
sex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield; also, descriptive list 
of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, 
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Com- 
missioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of (Jth Mass. regt., at Sprmgfield, July 2, 
1780 ; age, 17 jts. ; statiire, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of 
Concord; arrived at Springfield July 1, 1780; marched to camp July 2, 1780, 
under command of Capt. Phineas Parker [name crossed out on list]. 

Shepherd, David, Murrayfield. Surgeon ; pay roll of oflicers of a detachment from 
3d Hampshire Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Timotliy Robmson ; marched 
from home Oct. 21, 177() ; returned Nov. 9 [1776] ; service, 20 days ; detachment 
marched to Ticonderoga to reinforce anny by order of Gen. Schuyler. 

Shepherd, Ebenezer. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Brattle's (Battle's) co., 1st 
Suffolk Co. I'egt. of Mass. militia; list of ofiicers [year not given]. 

Shepherd, Elijah. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; enlisted Oct. 10, 
1779; discharged Jan. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. ; company raised for 3 months 
from time of joining and stationed at SiJringfield. 

Shepherd, Enoch. Captain ; pay roll of officers of a detachment from 3d Hamp- 
shire Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Timotliy Robinson [.service not 
given] ; detachment marched to Ticonderoga Oct. 21, 1776, to reinforce army 
by order of Gen. Schuyler. 

Shepherd, Henry Lenox. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mustered 
by John Cushing, Muster Master for Essex Co., to join the Continental Army 
for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779 ; engaged for 
town of Marblehead. 

Shepherd, Israel. Private, Capt. Isaac Sherman's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(26th) regt. ; return for advance pay for Jan., 1776, etc. ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay akstracts for Feb. and March, 1776 ; also, list of men belonging to 
(late) Capt. Sherman's co., 26th regt., who were enlisted by the several ofiicers 
of said company, as returned by Lieut. Caleb Robinson, dated New York, July 
5, 1776. 

Shepherd, Jacob. Capt. Edward Fettyplace's (Fort) co. ; memorandum of beef 
delivered; date of delivery, Dec. 31, 1777. 

Shepherd, James, Boston. Corporal, Col. Sheldon's (2d) regt. of light dragoons; 
return dated Jan. 28, 1781, of oflicers and men belonging to Massachusetts in 
said regiment, made by Benjamin Talluiadge, Major Commandant ; residence, 
Boston; engaged Feb. 28, 1777, by Capt. Crafts; term, during war. 

Shepherd, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Nov. 23, 1777 ; Capt. Scott's co.. Col. Henley's regt. ; 
reported received State bounty. 

Shepherd, Jeremiah, Amesbury. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co.. Col. Tit- 
comb's regt. ; arrived at destination May 4, 1777 ; discharged July 4, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 9 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel out and home ; company 
marched to Rhode Island to serve for 2 months from time of arrival at 
Providence. 

Shepherd, Joel. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Lieut. Col. Sears's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 6, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days, 



126 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AM) SAILORS 

Shepherd, Joel, continued. 

including travel (4 days) home ; regiment raised in Berkshire Co. to serve for 
3 months. Roll endorsed " Col. Elisha Porters Reg't." 

Shepherd, John, "Wenham. Capt. Benjamin Kimball's co., Col. Mansiield's I'egt. ; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shepherd and others, dated Cambridge, 
July 1, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted June 5, 1775; service, 2 mos. 1 day; also, Capt. Kimball's co., Col. 
John Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; 
company retm-n dated Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu 
of bounty coat dated Winter Hill, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Shepherd, John. Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt. ; engaged Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 23 
days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; company ordered to march 
to reinforce Northern army. Roll dated Sudbury. 

Shepherd, John. Private, 4th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 1777 ; reported deserted Jan. 3, 
1777; also, Capt. Ephraim Burr's co.. Col. Bailey's (1st) regt. ; company return 
dated Camp near Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; engaged for town of Easton; 
reported deserted. 

Shepherd, John. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts ; enlisted April 30, 1781 ; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; reported on furlough. 

Shepherd, Lewis, Scarborough. Private, Capt. Clark's co., Col. Benjamm Tup- 
per's regt. ; Continental Army jjay accovuits for service from Jan. 20, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779 ; residence, Scarborough ; engaged for town of Scarborough ; also, 
Capt. John Skillin's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed 
from date of enlistment, Jan. 20 [1777], to time of arrival at Bennington; 
credited with 59 days subsistence, including allowance for 328 miles travel ; 
also, Capt. Samuel Thomes's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; return dated Jan. 26, 
1778; mustered by Maj. Ilsley, Coiinty Muster Master, and by Col. "Vavrick, 
Contmental Muster Master; also. Colonel's co., Col. Tupper's regt.; muster 
roll for March, 1779, dated West Point; enlistment, 3 years; reported on com- 
mand at Fishkill. 

Shepherd, Luke. Private, Capt. John Shapleigh's co. ; enlisted July 10, 1775; 
service to Nov. 1, 1775, 4 mos. ; company stationed at Kittery for defence of 
seacoast. 

Shepherd, Michael. Order for money in lieu of bounty coat, signed by said Shep- 
herd, dated Feb. 26, 1776; certificate on reverse, dated Watertown, May 21, 
177(), signed by Capt. Abijah Wyman, certifies that said Shepherd was a soldier 
in his company, Col. Prescott's regt., " Last summer at Cambridge." 

Shepherd, Nathaniel, Holden. Corporal, Capt. John Jones's co.. Col. Ephraim 
Doolittle's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 12 days. 

Shepherd, Ralph. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mustered by John 
Cushing, Muster Master for Essex Co., to join the Contmental Army for the 
term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779 ; engaged for town of 
Salem. 

Shepherd, Robert. Capt. Samuel Waterhouse's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; marched from home March 30, 1778; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at Winter 
Hill ; company detached from militia to serve from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 
1778. 



IN THE WAR OP THE REVOLUTION. 127 

Shepherd, Samuel. Private, Capt. Simeon Leach's co., Col. Benjamin Gill'.s 
regt. ; service, 5 daj's ; company marched from Stoughton March 4, 177(3, at the 
time of fortifying Dorcliester Heights ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Robert Swan's co.. 
Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 3 days ; company marched from Stoughton 
to Squantnm (The Moon) June 1.3, 1771), when the British Heet left Boston 
harbor. 

Shepherd, Simeon, Douglas. Return of Capt. Ezra Badlam's co. of the train of 
artillery, dated Roxbury Camp, June 23, 1775 ; also, 2d Gimner, Capt. Ezra 
Badlam's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 
1, 1775 ; engaged May 10, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 26 days ; also, Gunner, same co. 
and regt. ; company return dated Sewall's Point, Oct. 8, 1775. 

Shepherd, Simeon. Private, Capt. Job Knap's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; en- 
tered service July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 12 days, including 
travel (3 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, E. I., on the alarm of 
July 27, 1780. Roll dated Douglas. 

Shepherd, Stephen, Acton. Private, Capt. John Hayward's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 5 days; also. Corporal, Capt. William Smith's co.. Col. John Nixon's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
15 days ; also, Quartennaster Sergeant ; entry dated Oct. 26, 1783, of an order 
for wages for May-Dec. [year not given], appearing in a register of orders 
accepted on account of wages, etc. 

Shepherd, Thojias, Bedford (Biddeford). Private, Capt. Timothy Eaton's co.. 
Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from 
Ticonderoga, etc., in 1776, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Jan. 31, 1777; 310 miles 
travel allowed said Shepherd. 

Shepherd, Thomas, Boston. Bombardier, Capt. Nathaniel Donnell's co.. Col. John 
Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1770; residence, Boston.; reported as serving 16 mos. 
as Bombardier, 20 mos. as Matross ; also, same co. and regt. ; return for gratuity, 
dated Greenwich, Nov. 10, 1779. 

Shepherd, Thomas, "Weare. Capt. Moses McFarland's co.. Col. John Nixon's regt. ; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shepherd and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 10, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; enlisted April 24, 1775: service, 3 mos. 15 days; «fco, company return 
dated Camp at Winter Hill, Sept. .30, 1775 ; reported on command at " Camp 
Culliman." 

Shepherd, Thomas. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; 
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777; regiment raised 
to serve until March 1, 1777. 

Shepherd, William. Private, Capt. Isaac Sherman's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
regt. ; retixrn for advance pay for Jan., 1776, etc. 

Shepherd [William]. Letter dated Camp at North River, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1770, 
signed by Isaac Sherman, Major, 26th regt., asking Col. Baldwin to send some 
scarlet broadcloth to himself and said Shepherd, Colonel. 

Shepherd, Willla.m. Matross, Lieut. James Furnivall's detachment drafted from 
Gen. Warner's brigade ; enlisted Sept. 10, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; 
service, 2 mos. 20 days, at the Northward. Roll made up for difference in pay 
between line and artillery. 

Shepherd, William. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master 
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 1, 1778; Capt. Drown's co., Col. Lee's 
regt. ; reported received State bounty. 



128 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shepherd, William. Ensign ; entry dated Nov. 19, 1783, of an order for wages for 
May and June [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on 
accoimt of wages, etc. ; also, order for wages dated Jan. 18, 1784 ; appearing 
in a register of orders accepted on account of wages, etc. 

Sheple, James. Private, Capt. Josiali Sartell's co., which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775, from Groton to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 17 days. 

Sheple, John, Jr. Private, Capt. Josiah Sartell's co., which marched on the alarm 
of Api'il 19, 1775, from Groton to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 14 days ; 
also, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; en- 
tered service Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 9, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at 
the Northward, including travel home ; company raised in Littleton and West- 
ford and marched to assist army imder Gen. Gates. 

Sheple, Jonathan, Pepperell. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 8 days ; reported returned home. 

Shepokd, Benjamin. Lieut. Hezekiah Ware's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; entered ser- 
vice Aug. 24, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 19 days; company de- 
tached from 4th Suffolk Co. regt. for service on expedition to Rhode Island. 
Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Shepordson, Arunah. Capt. James Perry's co., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days. 

Shepp, Jonathan. Capt. Samuel Noyes's co., Col. Edmund Phinny's regt. ; order 
for bounty coat, signed by said Shepp and others, dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, 
Oct. 24, 1775. 

Sheppard, . Prize Master, brigantine "Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 

Clouston ; engaged Feb. 4, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 4, 1777 ; service, 6 mos. 

Sheppard, Alexander. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representa- 
tives, dated Dec. 11, 1777 ; said Sheppard chosen Conductor of Stores in room 
of [Nehemiah] Abbott who declined to serve; appointment concurred in by 
Council Dec. 11, 1777. 

Sheppard, Charles. Private, Capt. Joseph Bates's co., 14tli Mass. regt.; payroll 
for Aug. and Sept., 1780. 

Sheppard, Edward. Private, Capt. Amariah Fuller's (Newton) co., Col. Thatch- 
er's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company called out March 4, 1776. Roll sworn to 
at Watertown. 

Sheppard, Henry. Capt. Bancroft's co.. Col. Bridge's (27th) regt.; receipt for 
advance pay, signed by said Sheppard and others, dated Camp before Boston, 
July 24, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Nov. 4, 1775. 

Sheppard, Jacob. Matross, Capt. Edward Fettyplace's (Marblehead) co. ; enlisted 
Sept. 1, 1776 ; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 4 mos. ; also, Capt. Fettyplace's co. of 
coast guards ; memorandum of beef delivered ; date of delivery, Feb. 18, 1777. 

Sheppard, Jacob. Private, Capt. John Howard's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; 
pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Saratoga home; 185 miles travel 
allowed said Sheppard ; warrant allowed in Council March 12, 1777. 

Sheppard, James, Boston. Capt. John Wentworth's co.. Col. Aaron Willard's 
regt. ; pay ab.stract for travel allowance, etc., from liome to Bennington, dated 
Boston, Jan. 6, 1777 ; 182 miles travel allowed said Sheppard. 

Sheppard, James. Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Allen's co.. Col. John Fellows's 
regt. ; list of officers, dated Roxbury Camp, May 23, 1775. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 129 

Sheppard, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co., Col. Nathaniel "Wade's 
regt. ; enlisted July 20, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 18 days, 
at North Kingston, R. I., including 6 days (115 miles) travel home; roll sworn 
to at Newburyport ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated North Kings- 
ton, Nov. 6, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, 
Sei)t. 17, Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Sheppard, John, Salem (also given Boston) . List of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from 1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem by Joseph 
Sprague, 1st military officer of said town ; residence, Salem ; engaged for town 
of Salem; joined Capt. Sargeant's co. ; term, 3 years or during war; also, 
Matross, Capt. Winthrop Sargent's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accomits for service from May 16, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; 
residence, Boston; also, Gunner, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for Oct., 
Nov., and Dec, 1777 ; reported sick and absent in Nov. and Dec. ; also, Matross, 
Capt. Benjamin Frothingham's co., Col. Crane's regt.; muster roll dated 
Springfield, Nov. 18, 1778; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on furlough ; also, re- 
turn dated Sprmgfield, Nov. 1, 1779, of matrosses belonging to Cajit. Frothing- 
ham's CO., Col. Crane's regt., being part of the quota of Massachusetts for the 
year 1779, who were entitled to the gratuity from the State ; above men certified 
as having enlisted for 3 years or during the war and as being in actual service 
at date of return ; company stationed at Springfield. 

Sheppard, John, "Westfield. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. for 
the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Sacket's 
CO., Col. Mosely's regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, G ft. ; hair, brown ; complexion, 
light ; residence, Westfield ; arrived at Fishkill June 16, 1778. 

Sheppard, John. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, as re- 
turned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. Wheelock's regt., dated June 18, 1777 ; engaged 
for town of Wrentham ; term, 8 months. 

Sheppard, John. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated Huts; enlisted Aj)ril 30, 1781; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; reported on furlough. 

Sheppard, Levi. Return of clothing, etc., supplied by the Board of "War to said 
Sheppard and others, Commissaries, for the use of the Mass. troops in the ser- 
vice of the United States between June 24, 1777, and Jan. 29, 1779. 

Sheppard, Levi. Boy, ship "General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel 
"Waters ; engaged July 15 (also given July 12) , 1779 ; service to Sept. 7, 1779, 
1 mo. 22 days, on Penobscot expedition. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Sheppard, Moses. Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co.. Col. Keyes's regt. ; bounty allowed 
for service from 3 mos. after date of enlistment, Sept. 1, 1777, to Jan. 4, 1778, 
1 mo. 4 days, at Rhode Island. 

Sheppard, Nathaniel, Holden. Private, Capt. James Davis's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
8 days. 

Sheppard, Silas. List of men raised for the term of 8 months to fill deficiencies in 
quota of men raised for 3 years and during the war ; engaged for town of "West- 
field ; joined Col. Nixon's regt. ; arrived at Fishkill June 15, 1778. 

Sheppard, Simeon. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Baldwin's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; mus- 
ter roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Douglas; enlisted Dec. 
1, 1776; regiment raised to serve mitil March 1, 1777. 

Sheppard, Stephen, Acton. Sergeant, Capt. "William Hudson Ballard's co.. Col. 
Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 15, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Acton ; credited to town of Acton ; reported as serv- 



130 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sheppard, Stephen, continued. 

ing 10 mos. 7 days as Sergeant, 23 mos. 9 days as Corporal, reduced to Corporal 
Jan. 17 (also given Jan. 16) , 1778 ; also, Capt. Ballard's co.. Col. Ichabod Alden's 
regt. ; return dated Albany, Jan. 12, 1778 ; mustered by Col. J. Barrett, Muster 
Master for Middlesex Co., and by a Continental Muster Master ; also, Sergeant 
(Corporal), Capt. Luke Day's co., (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's (6tb) regt. ; mus- 
ter roll for Mai-ch and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley, and sworn to in Quar- 
ters at Fort Alden ; reported on scout ; also. Corporal, 1st co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; return made up to Dec. 31, 1779; enlisted March 25, 1777. 

Sheppard, Thomas, Boston. Matross, Capt. Donnell'sco., Col. Crane's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accouaits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
also, Capt. Nathaniel Donnell'sco., Col. John Crane's (3d Artillery) regt. ; re- 
turn dated West Point, Jan. 9, 1781; residence, Boston; enlisted Nov. -, 1776, 
by Capt. Donnell ; enlistment, during war; a?.so, Capt. Donnell's co.. Col. John 
Crane's (3d Artillery) regt. ; muster rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1781, dated 
West Point. 

Shepparb, Thomas. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hooper's co. ; entered service July 
17, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. ; company raised for defence of sea- 
coast in York Co. and stationed in town of Biddeford and distiict of Pepperell- 
borough. 

Sheppard, Thomas. Corporal, Cai>t. Caleb Champney's co. ; enlisted Feb. 3, 1779 ; 
discharged May 2, 1779; service, 3 mos., with guards under Maj. Gen. Gates at 
and about Boston; also, Capt. Champney's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's de- 
tachment of guards ; entered service May 3, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 2, 1779 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos., at and about Boston. 

Sheppard, Willard. Capt. William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 17, 1777 ; service, 3 days ; company marched from Gage- 
borough to Bennington Aug. 14, 1777, by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm. 

Sheppardson, Amos, Mendon. Private, Capt. William Jennison's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and Rox- 
bury ; service, 9 days ; reported enlisted mto the army. 

Sheppardson, Zebadiah. Petition dated Boston, July 20, 1778, signed by Henry 
Bass and Ebenezer Dorr, asking that said Sheppardson be commissioned as 
commander of the schooner "Resolution" (privateer); ordered in Council 
July 20, 1778, that a commission be issvied. 

Sheppardson, Zebadiah. Pay roll dated Boston, Aug. 2, 1781, for wages of said 
Sheppardson and others belonging to ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. 
John Foster Williams, made up for service and time in captivity with the 
enemy; rank. Midshipman; engaged Sept. 1, 1780; discharged May 6, 1781; 
service, 8 mos. 5 days. 

Sheppardson, Zebulon. 1st Lieutenant, schooner " Resolution " (privateer) ; 
petition dated Roxbury, April 13, 1778, signed by Henry Bass and William 
Spooner, asking that Samuel Rogers be commissioned as commander of said 
vessel; ordered in Council April 13, 1778, that a commission be issued. 

Sheppason, Nathan. Private, Capt. Timothy Remick's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's 
(1st) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh ; enlisted 
Jan. 30, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; reported at West Point. 

Shepperd, Charles. Major's co. ; entered service July 17, 1779; discharged April 

17, 1780 ; term, 9 months. 
Shepperd, Henry. Account sworn to in Suffolk Co., Jan. 14, 1782, rendered by 

the Selectmen of Hingham, of bounties paid said Sheppard and others to serve 

in the Continental Army for 3 years or during the war, agreeable to resolve of 

Dec. 2, 1780. 



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Shepperd, James. Private, Col. Sheldon's regt. of light dragoons; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 28, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, re- 
turns of officers and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Elisha Sheldon's 
(2d) regt. of light dragoons, certified at Durham, April 22, 1779, and at Fish- 
kill, June 18, 1779 ; rank. Private ; engaged Feb. 28, 1777 ; engaged for town 
of Boston; term, during war. 

Shepperd, Jeremiah. Major's co. ; entered service July 17, 1779; discharged 
April 17, 1780 ; term, 9 months. 

Shepperd, John. Private, Capt. Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(26th) regt. ; abstract for advance pay for Jan., 1776, etc. ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay abstract for May, 1776. 

Shepperson, . Private, Capt. Cushing's co., 1st Mass. regt.; return for liquor 

due [year not given]. 

Sheppison, Nathaniel. Receipt dated Upton, Feb. 19, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Sheppison by Jonathan Batchelor and others, a committee of the town of 
Upton, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Shepply, James. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Esaias Preble's co., Col. Jacob Garrs's 
(Gerrish's) regt.; entered service April 2, 1778; discharged July 6, 1778; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 4 days. Roll sworu to at York. 

Sheppondson, Amos. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Willcox's co., Col. Nathaniel 
Freeman's regt. ; entered service Sept. 29, 1777 ; service, 30 days, on a secret 
expedition to Rhode Island. 

Sheppy, Abraham, Providence, R. I. Descriptive list of men mustered for Conti- 
nental service subsequent to Sept. 16 [year not given], by James Leonard, Mus- 
ter Master for Bristol Co. ; Capt. Jonathan Drown's co., Col. Lea's (Lee's) 
regt.; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; engaged for town of Taunton; also. 
Private, Capt. Scott's (Light Infantry) co., Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Ai-my pay accounts for service from April 20, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
also, return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and 
men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men 
belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorpo- 
rated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henrj^ Jackson, agreeable to 
the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank. Private; residence. Providence, R. I. ; 
engaged Dec. 13, 1777; term, 3 years; said Sheppy appears among men be- 
longing to Col. William R. Lee's regt. who had been discharged from the 
rolls prior to above arrangement ; reported deserted Dec. 2, 1778 ; returned or 
retaken April 20, 1780; also reported transferred to Major's co. ; also, Maj. 
Trescott's co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; payroll for April, 1780; reported joined 
from desertion April 20, 1780; also, Maj. Trescott's co., 16th Mass. regt. ; pay 
rolls for May-July, 1780. 

Sherad, Samuel, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; enlisted April 
22, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; company discharged May 5, 1775. 

Sherad, Timothy, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; enlisted April 
22, 1775; service, 14 days; company discharged May 5, 1775. [Name crossed 
out on roll.] 

Sheran, . [This name appears under the form of Shainy, Sharon, Sharrin, 

Sharron, Shearron, Shering, Sherrin, Sherring, Sherron.] 

Sherar, William, Milton. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co. of militia. 
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., whicli rendered service after the fight at Con- 
cord and before completion of standing army ; service, 6 days. 



132 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherbon, Thomas, Concord. Private, Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. John Nixon's 
(5th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 12 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 30, 1775. 

Sherbourn, Jonathan. List of prisoners sent from Halifax to Boston in the cartel 
" Swift " Sept. 30, 1778, as returned by Thomas Baildon, Commissary of Pris- 
oners ; reported a Surgeon. 

Sherburn, Edward. General order dated Headquarters, Oct. 9, 1776 ; said Sher- 
bum appointed Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Sullivan. 

Sherburn, Thomas, Concord. Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; re- 
ceipt for advance pay, signed by said Sherburn and others, dated Cambridge, 
Jmie 26, 1775 ; also, order on Deacon Jeffers, Paymaster to the Colony troops, 
payable to Col. Ephraim Jackson, dated Camp at Hull, July 10, 1770, signed 
by said Sherburn and others belonging to Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Whit- 
ney's regt., for advance pay, travel allowance, etc. ; also, petition dated Camp 
at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Sherburn and others belonging to bat- 
talion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages; also, Pri- 
vate, Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Josiali "Whitney's regt.; enlisted May 
16, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 18 days ; rolls 
dated Camp at Hull. 

Sherburne, . [This name also appears under the form of Shearburne, Sherbon, 

Sherbourn, Sherburn, Shirburn.] 

Sherburne, Job, Topsfield. Private, Capt. Robert Dodge's co.. Col. Samuel John- 
son's regt., Gen. Warner's brigade: marched from home Aug. 15, 1777; dis- 
charged Dec. 14, 1777; service, 4 mos., in Northern department; mileage (276 
miles) allowed from Peekskill home ; company raised from 3d [Essex Co.] regt. 

Sherdon, Joseph, Tyringham. Descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of men 
raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered to 
William Walker, Superintendent for said county; Lieut. Willson's co.. Col. 
Ashley's regt. ; age,27yrs. ; .stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, black; 
occupation, laborer; residence, Tyringham; engaged for town of Tyringham; 
term, 3 years; reported receipted for by Capt. Smith. 

Sherdon, Thomas. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Salem for ser- 
vice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 10, 1780 ; discharged 
Dec. 4, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 7 days, including travel (240 miles) home. 

Shereman, Jos'h. Private, Capt. Joseph Cliffs co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
marched July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days, in- 
cluding travel (3 days) home ; company raised in Plymouth Co. and marched 
to Rhode Island. 

Shereman, Nath'n. Private, Capt. Joseph Cliffs co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
marched July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days, in- 
cluding travel (3 days) home ; company raised in Plymouth Co. and marched 
to Rhode Island. 

Shereman, Noah. Descriptive list of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster 
Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the 
time of their arrival at Fishkill, dated Taunton, June 1, 1778; Capt. Slade's 
8th (Swanzey) co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt. ; age, 17 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown ; eyes, blue ; engaged 
for town of Swanzey. 

Sheremon, Amos Plumb. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 19, 
1780 ; service, 11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company 



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Sheremon, Amos Plumb, continued. 

marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; enlisted Oct. 2(5, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 27, 1780 ; service, 
3 days ; comiiany marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on 
an alarm. 

Sheremon, Stiles. Fifer, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1780 ; service, 
11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched to Northern 
frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm. 

Sherer, John, Palmer. Private, Cajit. David Speer's co. of militia. Col. Pynchon's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 15 days. 

Sherer, Reuben, Greenwich. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co. ; pay abstract 
for mileage to and from camp [year not given] ; mileage for 160 miles allowed 
said Sherer. 

Sherer, Willl^m, Greenwich. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co. ; pay abstract 
for mileage to and from camji [year not given] ; mileage for 100 miles allowed 
said Sherer. 

Sherewood, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co., Col. Benjamin 
Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 19, 
1780; service, 11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company 
marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm. 

Sherewood, Stephen. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1780 ; service, 
11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched to Northern 
frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm. 

Sherewood, Stephen. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; service, 2 daj'S, mcluding 1 day (20 miles) travel home ; 
company marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm 
and .served from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, 1780. 

Sheridan, . [This name also appears imder the form of Sherdon, Sheriden, 

Sheridon, Sherridan, Sherriden, Shradon, Shurdon, Shuridan.] 

Sheridan, Thomas, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, July 25, 1780; Col. Crane's regt.; age, 
21yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, brown ; occupation, gentleman soldier; 
residence, Boston ; mustered by Lieut. Hiwell ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported 
received State bounty. 

Sheriden, Thomas. Private, 6th co.. Col. Brooks's (late Col. Ichabod Alden's) 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 20, 1778, to 
Nov. 11, 1778; reported as belonging to Ireland; also reported killed. 

Sheridon, Patrick. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Boston ; engaged Jan. 
18, 1781. 

Sheriff, . [This name appears under the form of Shareff .] 

Shering, John. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., signed 
by said Shering and others, for wages for Dec, 1776, for service as Drummers 
and Fifers in said regiment. 

Sherlay, John. Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(38th) regt. ; order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Chelsea, Dec. 30, 1775. 



134 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherley, " Amsbrey." Private, Capt. John Low's co., Col. John Mansfield's 
(I'Jtli) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Lsrael Hutchinson; comi>any return 
dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at 
Winter Hill, Oct. 21, 1775. [See " Armsbe " Sharley and " Ambrus " Sharly.] 

Sherley, James. Private, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co., Col. Edmund Phinney's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776 ; enlisted June 
11, 1776 ; reported discharged Aug. 1, 1776. 

Sherley, John, Sudbury. Private, Capt. John Nixon's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Abijah Pierce's regt., vphich marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
5 days; also, Capt. David Moore's co.. Col. John Nixon's regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 19 days. 

Sherlock, . [This name also appears under the form of Shearlock, Shurlock.] 

Sherlock, Alexander. Private, Capt. Thomas Wills's co., Col. Daniel Morgan's 
11th Virginia regt. (also given "the 11 And 15th Regiment of foot in the Ser- 
vice of the United States ") ; pay roll for Oct., 1778. 

Sherlock, Ichabod. Receipt dated Lanesborough, March 20, 1781, for bounty paid 
said Sherlock by Thomas Barnum and his class of the town of Lanesborough 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, return of recruits 
sent by the state of Massachusetts as portion of her quota of the Continental 
Army subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, who were reported as luifit for duty; 9th 
Mass. regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; engaged for town of Lanes- 
borough ; term, 3 years. 

Sherlock, John. Private, Capt. Asa Bams's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
service, 7 days, at the Northward ; comjiany marched from Lanesborough Oct. 
14, 1780. 

Sherly, James, Chester. Descriptive list of men raised by the town of Salem to 
serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; age, 33 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; eyes, light ; residence, 
Chester. 

Sherman, . [This name also appears under the form of Shairman, Shammon, 

Shareman, Sharman, Sharmui, Shannon, Sheairmon, Sheaman, Sheamon, 
Shearman, Shearmen, Shearmon, Shearmond, Sheerman, Sheirman, Shere- 
man, Sheremon, Shermand, Shermen, Shermin, Shermon, Shemaond, Sher- 
mun, Shireman, Shirman, Shirmon, Shurman, Shumion.] 

Sherman, Abel. Private, Capt. Joshua Shaw's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp- 
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service, 
1 mo. 9 days, at New London, Conn., including 3| days (68 miles) travel home. 
Roll dated Monson. 

Sherman, Abiel. Private, Capt. Anthony Post's co. of artificers annexed to the 
artillery by order of Gen. Knox ; service from April 6, 1778, to May 1, 1778, 
25 days. 

Sherman, Abishai. Private, Capt. Charles Church's co., 4th Plymouth Co. regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. White; entered service July 30, 1780; discharged 
Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll certified at 
Rochester. 

Sherman, Abner. Private, Capt. Joseph Harrow's (Slarrow's) co.. Col. David 
Leonard's regt. ; enlisted Feb. 25, 1777 ; discharged April 10, 1777 ; company 
marched on expedition to Ticonderoga. 

Sherman, Abner. Fifer, Capt. Slewman's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
also, descriptive list dated Jan. 11, 1781 ; Capt. John Slueman's co., 3d Artil- 



IN THE WAR OF TILE REVOLUTION. 135 

Sherman, Abner, continued. 

lery) regt. ; rank, Drummer; age, 12 yrs. ; stature, 4 ft.; complexion, fair; 
enlisted March 10, 1778, by Lieut. Pierce ; enlistment, during war. 

Sherman, Amos Plumb, Williarastown. Return of men raised to serve in tlie 
Continental Army from Capt. Samuel Clark's (2d Williamsto-wn) co. ; resi- 
dence, Williamstown ; engaged for town of "Williamstown ; joined Capt. Ash- 
ley's CO., Col. Vose's regt. ; term, 8 months ; also, receipt for bounties paid .said 
Sherman and others for enlisting into the Continental Army, sworn to March 
8, 1777, as having been paid by Col. Benjamin Brown, Muster Master; said 
Sherman joined Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. Col. Paterson's regt. ; also, Private, 
Capt. Hancock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Feb. 11, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. 
Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll dated July 1, 1777; also, same co. and regt. ; re- 
turn of men who enlisted prior to Aug. 16, 1777, marched with regiment to 
Peekskill, and had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc. ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp near Valley 
Forge ; enlisted Feb. 11, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; order for gratuity, 
dated Providence, Feb. 13, 1779; also, Capt. Ashley's co.. Col. Vose's (14th) 
regt. ; pay rolls for Jan., March, and April, 1779, sworn to in Quarters at Provi- 
dence; also. Colonel's co.. Col. Vose's regt.; Continental Army jjay accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 11, 1780; also, receipt dated Williams- 
town, March 15, 1781, for bounty paid said Sherman and others by the town of 
"Williamstown to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, 
descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of men raised in Berkshire Co., 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered to William Walker, Super- 
intendent for said coimty ; Capt. Clark's co.. Col. Simonds's regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, dark; hair, black; occupation, laborer; resi- 
dence, Williamstown; engaged for town of Williamstown; term, 3 years; re- 
ported receipted for by Capt. Smith ; also. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's 
CO., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster roll for June, 1781, dated Phillips- 
burgh ; reported transferred to 8th co. ; also, Corporal, Capt. Timothy Remick's 
CO., Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll for July, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh ; 
enlisted Feb. 16 (also given Feb. 21) , 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, muster 
roll for Aug., 1781; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Peekskill; also, 
muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; 
also, descriptive list made up to April 1, 1782 ; Capt. Remick's co.. Col. Vose's 
regt. ; rank. Corporal ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, 
dark ; birthplace. New Stratford, Conn. ; residence, Williamstown ; enlisted 
for town of Williamstown ; enlisted Feb. 16, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Sherman, Asa. Capt. John Bridgham's co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 11, 1775; also. 
Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co. ; service from Feb. 29, 1776, to May 31, 1776, 
3 mos. ; company stationed at Plymouth for defence of seacoast ; also, same co. ; 
service from Aug. 31, 1776, to Nov. 18, 1776, 2 mos. 18 days ; company stationed 
at Plymouth for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. Thomas Samson's co., Col. 
Theophilus Cotton's regt.. Gen. Palmer's brigade; service between Sept. 25, 
1777, and Oct. 30, 1777, 32 days, on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I. ; roll 
sworn to in Plymouth Co. 

Sherman, Asaph, Grafton. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Luke Drury's co., Gen. [ Artemas] 
Ward's regt. ; return of officers to be commissioned in said regiment, dated ^lay 
24, 1775 ; resolved in Provincial Congress, at WatertoAvn, May 25, 1775, that said 
officers be commissioned. 

Sherman, Asaph. Private, Capt. Ephraim Lyon's co. ; enlisted June 20, 1778; dis- 
charged July 13, 1778 ; service, 26 days, including travel (60 mile.s) home ; com- 



136 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherman, Asaph, continued. 

pany joined Col. Wade's regt. June 22, 1778, for 21 days service at Rhode 
Island. Roll dated Grafton. 

Sherman, Benjamin. Receipt dated Brimfield, April 1, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Sherman and others by the town of Brimfield to serve in the Continental 
Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire 
Co. to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Super- 
intendent ; age, 56 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; 
occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Brimfield; engaged March 29, 1781; 
term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. John Mills's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for June, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh ; also, muster roll 
for July, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's Ferry; also, muster roll for Jan., 
1782, dated Hutts and sworn to in Camp at "West Point ; reported hostler to 
Gen. McDougall. 

Sherman, Beriah, Brimfield. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Timothy Danielson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service to April 29, 1775, 16^ days; also, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co., 
Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 7, 1775. 

Sherman, Beriah, Jr. Private, Capt. John Sherman's co., Col. Gideon Burt's regt. ; 
entered service Jmie 16, 1782 ; service, 6 days ; mileage to and from Northamp- 
ton (90 miles) allowed said Sherman ; company marched to Springfield and 
Northampton in support of the government and was allowed horse rations. 

Sherman, Bezaleel. Private, Capt. John Sherman's co., Col. Gideon Burt's regt. ; 
entered service June 16, 1782 ; service, 6 days ; mileage to and from Northamp- 
ton (90 miles) allowed said Sherman ; company inarched to Springfield and 
Northampton in support of the government and was allowed horse rations. 

Sherman, Caleb. List sworn to in Hampshire Co., Aug. 3, 1780, of men belongmg 
to the militia of Conway who were mustered by Lieut. Col. David Wells for 3 
months service at Claverack ; Capt. Whitney's co. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
11 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Conway; also. Private, Capt. 
Isaac Newton's co., Col. S. Murray's regt. ; enlisted July 30, 1780; discharged 
Oct. 10, 1780; service, 2 mos. 20 days, including 9 days (172 miles) travel home; 
regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to remforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Sherman, Christopher. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 months, agreeable to order of Gen- 
eral Court of June 22, 1780, returned as mustered by l.st Maj. John Chester 
Williams ; Col. Porter's (4th Hampshire Co.) regt. ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
11 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Pelham ; also. Private, Capt. 
Job Alvord's co.. Col. S. Murray's regt.; enlisted July 16, 1780; discharged 
Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; 
regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Sherman, Cornelius. Corporal, Capt. Charles Church's co., 4th Plymouth Co. regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. White ; entered service July 30, 1780 ; discharged 
Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll certified at 
Rochester. 

Sherman, Daniel. Private, Capt. Edward Hammond's co. ; entered service Aug. 
13, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, travel (80 miles) in- 
cluded ; ccmipany detached to serve at Rhode Island for 1 month in a regiment 
under Samuel Fisher, Commandant ; also, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. 
John Hathaway's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 



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Sherman, Edward, Sudbury. Piivate, Capt. Joseph Smith's (Sudbury) co., Col. 
James Barrett's regt., which marched on tlie alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
3 days. 

Sherman, Edward. Private, Capt. Abisliai Tinkham's co., Col. White's regt. ; en- 
tered service Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, i) days, on an alarm 
at Rhode Island. 

Sherman, Edward. Matross, Capt. Amos Lincoln's co. of matrosses; enlisted Sept. 
KJ, 1780; service to April 1, 1781, 6 mos. 15 days; also, Gunner, same co. ; ser- 
vice from Nov. 1, 1782, to date of discharge, July 18, 1783, 8 mos. 18 days; roll 
dated Boston. [See Edmund Shurman.] 

Sherman, Elihu. Private, Cajit. Joseph Parker's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproat's 
(Sprout's) regt.; entered service Jan. 9, 1778; company stationed at Rhode 
Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778; also, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co., 
4th Plymouth Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. White ; enlisted July 30, 
1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm ; 
roll certified at Rochester. 

Sherman, Elijah, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. Cotton's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
8 days. 

Sherman, Elisha. Sailor, sloop "Enterprise," commanded by Capt. John Prout 
Sloan ; engaged May 7, 1775 ; discharged Jvme 25, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 21 days. 
Roll sworn to at New Haven. 

Sherman, Elisha. Sergeant, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll for April, 1778; term, 3 years; re- 
ported died April 8, 1778. 

Sherman, Ephraim, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co., Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos., 1 week, 6 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. 
Benjamin Munroe's co. ; entered service Jan. 2 [year not given, probably 1778] ; 
service, 3 mos. 

Sherman, George, Brimfield (probably). Private, Capt. James Sherman's co.. 
Col. Pyncheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of A^jril 19, 1775; service, 
5 days. 

Sherman, George. Corporal, Capt. David Wheler's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, 
Feb. 25, 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776. 

Sherman, George. Private, Capt. Joseiih Bams's co., Col. Benjamin Symonds's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service April 29, 1777 ; discharged May 19, 1777 ; 
service, 21 days; company called out by order of Maj. Gen. Gates and ordered 
to march to Saratoga. Roll sworn to at Lanesborough. 

Sherman, George. Private, Lieut. Joseph Famam'sco., Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Sept. 30, 1777 ; 
service, 26 days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Pawlet. 

Sherman, Gideon, Sudbury. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 26, 1778; Col. Crane's regt.; re- 
ported received State boimty; also. Bombardier, Capt. Callender's co.. Col. 
John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for service 
from March 7, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Matross, Capt. William Perkins's 
CO., Col. Crane's regt. ; mu.ster rolls for Sept. -Dec, 1777 ; reported on command 
at the Northward; also, pay roll of a detachment of artillery commanded by 
Lieut. James Hall, Col. John Crane's regt., for Nov. and Dec, 1777, detach- 



138 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherman, Gidkon, continued. 

ment having served and received pay in Northern department to the last of 
Oct., 1777; also, Cajit. Lieut. John Callender's co.. Col. Crane's regt. ; muster 
rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated Providence; also, Bomhardier, same co. 
and regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Feb. 1, 1779; 
enlistment, during war; also, Capt. Slewman's co., Col. Crane's regt.; Conti- 
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, 
Corporal, Col. Crane's regt.; pay abstract for Oct.-Dec, 1780, dated Boston; 
also, descriptive list dated Jan. 11, 1781 ; Capt. John Slueman'sco., .3d Artillery 
regt.; rank, Bombardier; age, 40 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, fair; 
residence, Sudbury ; enlisted for town of Sudbury ; enlisted Feb. 14, 1777, by 
Lieut. Hall ; enlistment, during war. 

Sherman, Isaac, Exeter (also given New Haven, Conn.). Captam, Col. Samuel 
Gerrish's regt. ; return of effectives, dated Cambridge, Jmie 9, 1775 ; also, same 
regt. ; returns dated Charlestown, July 7, and July 14, 1775; also, same regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days ; 
also, same regt. ; retiu'n dated Camp at Sewall's Point, Aug. 25, 1775 ; also, 
Captain, 4th co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwm's (late Col. Gerrish's) 38th 
regt. ; pay abstract for Aug., 1775, dated Sewall's Point; also, same regt. ; re- 
turns dated Sewall's Point, Sept. 1, and Sept. 22, 1775; also, same regt. ; com- 
pany return dated Camp at Sewall's Point, Sept. 2G, 1775; also. Captain, 4th 
CO. ; return of casualties of the several companies in the 38th regt. made by 
Lieut. Col. Baldwin, dated Chelsea, Sejit. -, 1775; also, same co. and regt.; 
pay abstract for Sept., 1775, dated Sewall's Point; also, same regt.; retiu-n 
dated Camp at Sewall's Point, Oct. 5, 1775; also, petition addressed to the 
Council, dated Watertown, Oct. 18, 1775, signed by Lieut. Col. Baldwin and 
Maj. James Wesson, asking that said Sherman and other officers belonging to 
Lieut. Col. Baldwm's (38th) regt. be recommended to the Commander-in-Chief 
for commissions; ordered in Council Oct. 24, 1775, that said officers be recom- 
mended to Gen. Washington for commissions ; also. Captain, Lieut. Col. Bald- 
win's regt. ; returns between Oct. 20, 1775, and Dec. 29, 1775, dated Camp at 
Sewall's Point; also, account of rations allowed officers of the 38th regt. com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Baldwin from July 1, 1775, to Dec. 31, 1775, dated 
Chelsea; said Sherman credited with 184 days allowance ; a?so, return dated 
Cambridge Camp, Jan. 8, 1776, made by Col. Baldwin, of commissioned officers 
in the 26th regt. ; also, returns of Col. Baldwui's regt. stationed at Chelsea, 
Medford, and Fort No. 1, dated Fort No. 1, Cambridge, Feb. 16, 1776, Chelsea, 
Feb. 23, 1776, and Fort No. 1, March 2, 1776; also, receipt given to Col. Bald- 
win for ration allowance from Jan. 1, 1776, to April 1, 1776, dated New York ; 
also, same regt. ; returns of effectives between April 12, 1776, and May 10, 
1776, dated New York; also, same regt.; return of arms and accoutrements 
and of ammunition wantuig, dated New York, May 22, 1776, May 24, 1776, 
and June 11, 1776; also, list of officers recommended by Col. Baldwui to fill 
vacancies in the 26th regt., dated Camp at New York, July 2, 1776 ; said Sher- 
man, Captain, reported promoted to Major March 29 [1776], by order of His 
Excellency, but "not yet Commisson'd ; " also, letter dated Camp at North 
River, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1776, signed by said Sherman, Major, 26th regt., asking 
Col. Baldwin to send some scarlet broadcloth to himself and Col. Shepherd; 
also, Major; return of officers and men belonging to Col. Baldwin's regt. who 
marched on an expedition to Trenton Dec. 26, 1776, dated Mixfield, Dec. 29, 
1776. 

Sherman, Isaac, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Sherman, Isaac, Wells. Return of men mustered by Nathaniel AVells, Muster 
Master for York Co., certified in York Co., Jime 6, 1780; said Sherman appears 



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Sherman, Isaac, continued. 

among men mustered to serve for 8 months in defence of eastern Massachusetts, 
agreeable to resolve of March 25, 1780 ; residence, Wells. 

Sherman, Isaac. Sergeant, Lieut. Nathaniel Pope's co. later commanded by Lieut. 
Joseph Damon, Col. John Hathaway's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service 
Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rliode 
Island. 

Sherman, Isaac. Council warrant dated Boston, Nov. 6, 1781, for £()0, drawn in 
favor of said Sherman, Commissary at Dartmouth, to enable him to purchase 
necessaries for troops stationed there. 

Sherman, James, Brimfield. Captain, Col. PjTicheon's regt., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 10^ days ; also, Captain of a company of 
71 men raised in Brimfield, Palmer, Monson, and South Brimfield ; return 
dated Roxbury Camp, Jan. 18, 1776, of officers and men of militia companies 
which jouied Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt. ; ordered in Coimcil Feb. 1, 1770, 
that officers of such companies as contained 64 men or upwards be commis- 
sioned ; rej)orted commissioned Feb. 1, 1776. 

Sherman, James, North Yarmouth. Order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to 
John Hayes, dated North Yarmouth, Oct. 16, 1775, signed by .said Sherman and 
others belonging to Capt. Benjamin Parker's co., for wages for 2 mos. service on 
seacoast in Cumberland Co. ; also, Private, Capt. Parker's co. ; entered service 
July 3, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos., 1 week, 6 days; company stationed 
on seacoast in Cumberland Co. ; also, list of men raised in Cumberland Co. to 
serve in the Continental Anny for the term of 9 months from the time of their 
arrival at camp, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Brig. 
Lemuel Thompson, dated Brunswick, Jmie -, 1778; engaged for town of Yar- 
mouth ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Cumberland Co. and mustered 
out of Gen. Thompson's brigade, certified at Falmouth, June 15, 1778, by Daniel 
Ilsley, Muster Master, as mustered and delivered to Maj. James Johnson, 
Supermtendent for said county ; Capt. Roggers's co., Col. Mitchell's regt. ; 
residence. North Yarmouth ; mustered May 19, 1778 ; also, list of men returned 
as received of Jonathan "Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 
1778 ; arrived at Fishkill June 15, 1778 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Peter Combs's 
CO., Lieut. Col. Joseph Prime's regt. ; engaged May 17, 1780; discharged Jan. 
16, 1781; service, 8 mos., under Brig. Gen. P. Wadsworth at the Eastward; 
roll sworn to at Brunswick and certified at Thomaston. 

Sherman, James. Corporal, Capt. Joshua Shaw's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp- 
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service, 1 
mo. 9 days, at New London, Comi., including 3^ days (68 miles) travel home. 
Roll dated Monson. 

Sherman, James, Jr., Brimfield (probably). Private, Capt. James Sherman's co., 
Col. Pyncheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
2 days. 

Shp:kman, Jerem[?], Brimfield (probably). Private, Capt. James Sherman's co., 
Col. Pyncheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
2 days. 

Sherman, Jeremiah. Corporal, Cajrt. Aaron Charles's co., Lieut. Col. Robinson's 
detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticon- 
deroga, Feb. 24, 1777; enli.sted Dec. 25, 1776; enlistment to expire March 25, 
1777. 

Sherman, Jeremy. Private, Capt. Daniel Wuachester's co.. Col. Ruggles "Wood- 
bridge's regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 
mos. 21 days, with Northern army, including 8 days (152 miles) travel home. 



140 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherman, Job. Private, Capt. David Wheeler's co., Col. John Brown's detach- 
ment of militia; entered service Jmie 30, 1777; discharged July 25, 1777; 
service, 26 days ; detachment stationed at Fort Ann. lioll sworn to at 
Lanesborough. 

Sherman, Job. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham'sco., Col. White's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, on an alarm at 
Rhode Island. 

Sherman, John, Conway. Private, Capt. Joshua L. Woodbridge'sco., Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779; service, 5 mos. 
11 days, at Rhode Island, travel (131 miles) included. Roll sworn to at 
Newport. 

Sherman, John. Capt. Thomas Kempton's co.. Col. Danielson's regt.; order for 
bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 30, 1775. 

Sherman, John. Capt. Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ; service, 
1 mo. 17 days ; company raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga. 

Sherman, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's 
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; ser- 
vice, 38 days, in Northern department, including travel (100 miles) home. 

Sherman, John. Sergeant ; jjay roll for wages of men enlisted at Dartmouth in 
Capt. Perez Cushmg's co., made up to Sept. 22, 1778, excluding the month of 
August, and endorsed " Colic Crafts' Regiment; " enlisted April 27, 1778; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 26 days. 

Sherman, John. 2d Lieutenant, Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; list of officers of the 
Light Infantry regt. raised for defence of the New England States, agreeable 
to resolve of April 16, 1779 ; commissioned May -, 1779. 

Sherman, John. Private, Capt. Isaac Newton's co.. Col. S. Murray's regt. ; en- 
listed July 30, 1780 ; di.scharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 20 days, includ- 
ing 9 days (172 miles) travel home; regiment raised m Hampshire Co. to 
reinforce Contmental Army for 3 months. 

Sherman, John. Private, Capt. Oliver Shattuck's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Barnabas Sears ; enlisted Aug. 12, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; 
service, 3 mos. 2 days, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home ; regiment 
raised from Hampshire Co. militia to serve for 3 months. Roll dated Deerfield. 

Sherman, John. Captain, Col. Gideon Burt's regt. ; entered service July 16, 1782; 
service, 6 days; mileage to and from Northampton (90 miles) allowed said 
Sherman ; company marched to Springfield and Northampton in support of 
the government and was allowed horse rations. 

Sherman, John. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Browing's (Browning's) 4tli co., 1st 
Hampshire Co. regt. of Ma.ss. militia; list of officers [year not given]. 

Sherman, John. Capt. Job Sumner's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return 
[year not given] ; reported deserted. 

Sherman, Jonathan, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; entered service Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 
8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; by order of Col. 
Slead all the men in Swanzey were joined in one company under Capt. Peck, 
the other officers refusing to serve. 

Sherman, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hatha- 
way's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 
1780; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 141 

Sherman, Joskph, Brimfiekl. Corporal, Capt. William Toogood's (5th) co., Col. 
Thomas Nixon's (5th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for service from 
April 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of Brimfield ; also, same co. 
and regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and 
who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., certified at 
Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, (late) Capt. William Toogood's co., 
Col. Nixon's (5tli) regt.; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; also, 
(late) Capt. Toogood's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay rolls for June-Oct., 
1779; also, Capt. Benjamm Heywood's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; payrolls for 
Nov. and Dec, 1779; also, (late) Cai)t. Toogood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; return 
for clothing for the year 1780; receipt for said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 
5, 1779 ; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 24, 1780; residence, Brimfield; also, 
Capt. Heywood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; pay rolls for Jan.-June, 1780; reported 
discharged April 24, 1780; also, discharge dated Soldier's Fortune, April 24, 
1780, signed by D. Whitmg, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant, granting an hon- 
orable discharge to said Sherman, he having completed his term of enlistment. 

Sherman, Joseph. Private, Capt. Ephraim Lyon's co. ; enlisted June 20, 1778; 
discharged July 13, 1778; service, 26 days; company joined Col. Wade's regt. 
June 22, 1778, for 21 days service at Rhode Island. Roll dated Grafton. 

Sherman, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Sherman's co., Col. Gideon Burt's regt.; 
entered service June 16, 1782 ; service, 6 days ; mileage to and from North- 
ampton (90 miles) allowed said Sherman; company marched to Springfield 
atid Northampton in support of the government and was allowed horse rations. 

Sherman, Joseph. List of men belonging to the several transports employed on 
Penobscot expedition, as per a roll made up agreeable to resolve of March 23, 
1784, and attested by Joshua Davis, Agent ; said Sherman reported as belonging 
to the sloop " Dolphin." 

Sherman, Joshua. Private, Capt. Charles Church's co., 4th Plymouth Co. regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. White; entered service July 30, 1780; discharged 
Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll certified at 
Rochester. 

Sherman, Lemuel, Brimfield (probably). Private, Capt. James Sherman's co., 
Col. Pyncheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
2 days. 

Sherman, Lemuel. Private, Capt. John Sherman's co.. Col. Gideon Burt's regt. ; 
entered service June 16, 1782; service, 6 days; mileage to and from North- 
ampton (90 miles) allowed said Sherman ; company marched to Springfield 
and Northampton in support of the government and was allowed horse rations. 

Sherman, Levi. Private, Capt. Aaron Charles's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robin- 
son's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison at 
Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlisted Jan. 4, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 
25, 1777. 

Sherman, Levi. Private, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hathaway's 
(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; 
service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

Sherman, Micah (also given Micajah). Private, Capt. Charles Church's co., 4th 
Plymouth Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. White; entered service July 
30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm. 
Roll certified at Rochester. 

Sherman, Moses. Capt. Luke Drury's co.. Col. J. Ward's regt. ; order for advance 
pay, signed by said Sherman and others, dated June 10, 1775 ; also, Corporal, 



142 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherman, Moses, continued. 

Capt. Joseph Warrin's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777; 
service, 5 days, under Lieut. Col. "Wheelock in Northern department ; company 
marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Sherman, Nathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Powel's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 26, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 12 days, 
at New Haven, Conn., including 7 days (131 miles) travel home. Roll sworn 
to at Laneshorough. 

Sherman, Nath^^niel, Lynn. Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Bancroft's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Sherman, Nathaniel. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Seth Morse's co. ; list of officers of 
the Mass. militia which reinforced the armj^ who joined Col. J. Ward's regt. ; 
commissioned Jan. 29, 1776; also. Captain, 10th (Groton) co., 6th Worcester 
Co. regt. of Ma.ss. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment, as returned 
by John Goukling and others, field officers, dated Westborough, April 15, 1776 ; 
ordered in Council April 17, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported 
commissioned April 25 [ ? ] , 1776. 

Sherman, Nathaniel. Corporal, Capt. James Harlow's co. commanded by Lieut. 
Elijah Bisbe, Jr., Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt.. Gen. Joseph Cushing's brigade ; 
service, 16 days ; comi)any marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm. Roll dated 
Plympton, March 29, 1777. 

Sherman, Noah, Brimfield. Private, Capt. Aaron Charles's co., Lieut. Col. Rob- 
inson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison at 
Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776 ; enlistment to expire March 
25, 1777 ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned 
by Militia Officers and Selectmen of Brimfield ; residence, Brimfield ; engaged 
for town of Brimfield ; joined Capt. Toogood's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; term, 3 
years, to expire in 1780; also. Private, Capt. William Toogood's (5tli) co.. Col. 
Thomas Nixon's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 
5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. Toogood's co.. Col. Nixon's (5th) regt. ; re- 
turn of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not 
been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peeks- 
kill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, Capt. Thomas Bams's (Light Infantry) co., 6th Mass. 
regt.; pay roll for June and July, 1779; also, (late) Capt. Toogood's co.. Col. 
Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay roll for Aug., 1779 ; reported joined since muster ; also, 
same co. and regt.; payrolls for Sept. and Oct., 1779; also, Capt. Benjamm 
Heywood's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779; also, 
(late) Capt. Toogood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; return for clothing for the year 
1780; i-eceipt for said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779; also, Capt. Hey- 
wood's CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; Continental Army pay accovuits for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to May 5, 1780 ; reported discharged May 5, 1780 ; also, discharge 
dated Soldier's Fortune, May 5, 1780, signed by D. Whiting, Lieutenant Colonel 
Commandant, granting an honorable discharge to said Sherman, he having 
completed his 3 years term of enlistment ; also, return dated Monson, July 27, 
1780, made by Reuben Munn, 2d Major, of men mustered by him to serve for 
3 months, agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1780; Col. John Bliss's (1st Hanip- 
shu'e Co.) regt.; residence, Brimfield; mustered July 8, 1780; also. Corporal, 
Capt. Joseph Browning's co.. Col. Seth Murray's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; 
enlisted July 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days, in- 
cluding 7 days (140 miles) travel liome; regunent raised to reinforce Conti- 
nental Army for 3 months. 

Sherman, Paul. Private, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hathaway's 
(2d Bristol Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; 
service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 



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Sherman, Paul. Drummer, Capt. Slewman's co.. Col. Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 17.S0; 
also, descriptive list dated Jan. 11, 1781; Capt. Jolin Shieman's co., .3d Artil- 
lery regt.; rank, Fifer; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 4 ft. 9 in.; complexion, fair-; 
enlisted Jan. 29, 1780, by Lieut. McLane ; enlistment, dui'ing war. 

Sherman, Peleg. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, 
dated Feb. 8, 1779; .said Shei-man chosen 2d ]SIajor, Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
(1st Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; apiiointment concurred m by Council 
Feb. 8, 1779; reported commissioned Feb. 8, 1779. 

Sherman, Peleg. Account rendered against the United States by Col. Abiel 
Mitcliel, for reimbursement for keeping his horse at his own expense from 
July 13 to Oct. 31 [1780] ; certificate ajjpended dated Portsmouth, Oct. 30, 
1780, signed by said Sherman certifies that Col. Mitchel had received no forage 
on the above accoimt. 

Sherman, Peter, Douglas. Private, Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co., Col. Josiah 
"Whitney's regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ; roll dated 
Camp at Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 
4 days, including travel (75 miles) home; also, Capt. Job Knap's co.. Col. 
Cushen'sregt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; joined company Aug. 23, 1777 ; marched 
Aug. 25, 1777; discharged Nov. .30 (also given Nov. 29), 1777; service, 3 mos. 
18 (also given 3 mos. 15) days, with Northern army, including travel (10 days) 
home; also, Capt. Jo-sejih McNall's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. 
Col. Samuel Peirce ; enlisted May 17, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 18 days, at Tiverton, 
11. I. ; reported 60 miles from home. 

;iHp;RMAN, Philip. Private, Cajit. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hathaway's 
(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; 
service, 6 days, on an alarm at lihode Island. 

Sherman, Phineas, Brimfield (probably) . Lieutenant, Capt. James Sherman's 
CO., Col. Pyncheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 10^ days. 

Sherman, Prince. Private, Capt. Joseph Foster's co.. Col. Ruggles "Woodbridge's 
reg^., which marched in resjjonse to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; said Sherman 
marched April 20, 1775 ; left place of rendezvous April 28, 1775 ; roll sworn to 
at Ware; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the 

/ term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of 

Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, dated Springfield ; engaged for town of "Ware ; also, Private, Capt. John 
Holden's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's regt. ; pay rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1779; 
enlisted Aug. 1, 1779; also, (late) Capt. Holden's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; 
pay roll for Jan.- June, 1780 ; reported discharged May 2, 1780. 

Sherman, Reuben, "Ware. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. William Brakridge's (Breckenridge's) co., 4th Hampshire Co. 
regt., as returned by Lieut. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge ; residence, Ware ; en- 
listed for town of Ware ; enlistment, 3 years ; also. Private, Capt. John Spurr's 
CO., Col. Thomas Nixon's 6th (also given 5th) regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from March 1, 1777, to March 19, 1780 ; reported discharged 
March 19, 1780 ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who were in camp on 
or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on 
furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, same co. 
and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; enlisted March 1, 1777; 
reported on command with Surveyor General; also, Capt. Si)urr's (1st) co., 
6th Mass. regt. ; return for clothing delivered for the year 1780 ; receipt for said 
clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. -, 1779. 



144 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherman, Reuben. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Tabor's (15th) co., Col. Hathe- 
way's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned 
Aug. 10, 1779. 

Sherman, Reuel. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, 
July 25, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged 
for town of Monson ; marched to camp July 25, 1780, under command of Capt. 
Park; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Monson for ser- 
vice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 24, 1780 ; discharged 
Jan. 25, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 9 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home. 

Sherman, Richard. Private, Capt. Samuel Briggs's co., 4th Plymouth Co. regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. White; entered service July 30, 1780; discharged 
Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll dated 
Rochester. 

Sherman, Rufus. Capt. Edward Hammond's co., Col. Cotton's regt.; order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 11, 1775. 

Sherman, Rufus. List of prisoners to be returned in exchange for British prisoners 
sent to New York in the cartel "Favorite," as returned by Robert Pierpont, 
Commissary of Prisoners [year not given] ; said Sherman, Seaman, to be ex- 
changed for James Neigess, Seaman. 

Sherman, Sam. [?],Brimfield (probably). Private, Capt. James Sherman's co., 
Col. Pyncheon's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 

2 days. 

Sherman, Sam., Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Luen Pope's co. of militia, which 
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; 
service, 5 days. 

Sherman, Samuel, Douglas. Private, Capt. Caleb Whiting's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 10 days. 

Sherman, Samuel, Pittsfield. Certificate dated Jan. 1, 1781, signed by Ezra Hoyt, 
Muster Master, certifying that on Jan. 1, 1781, he had mustered said Sherman 
who had been presented by Charles Goodrich as one of the quota of 3 years Conti- 
nental soldiei-s for the town of Pittsfield ; under date Feb. 6, 1781, said Sherman 
was sworn in and reported transferred from Esq. Goodrich's class to Samuel 
Warner's class of the town of Washington ; also, descriptive list dated Lenox, 
Aug. 20, 1781, of men raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 
1780, and delivered to William Walker, Superintendent for said county ; Capt. 
Sloan's CO., Col. Rossiter's regt. ; age, 42 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; hair, gray ; occupation, laborer ; residence, Pittsfield ; engaged for town 
of Washmgton ; term, 3 years ; reported deserted. 

Sherman, Samuel, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew'sco., Col. Cotton's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
8 days. 

Sherman, Samuel, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 

3 mos., 1 week, 6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Sherman, Samuel. Capt. Daniel Egery's co.. Col. Danielson's regt. ; order for 
bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 27, 1775. 

Sherman, Samuel. Private, Capt. Stephen Badlam's co.. Col. Knox's (Artillery) 
regt. stationed near Boston ; service probably rendered between Jan. 1, 1776, 
and April -, 1776, as per certificate dated Dec. 14, 1839. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 145 

Sherman, Samuel. Seaman, State brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John 
Foster Williams; engaged July 3, 1778; discharged Oct. 14, 1778; service, 
3 mos. 13 days ; also, Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. 
John Cathcart ; engaged May 17, 1779 ; discharged June 23, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 

6 days ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Sherman, Samuel. Private, Capt. Job Alvord's co., Col. S. Murray's regt. ; en- 
listed July 13, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days, including 

7 days (140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Sherman, Samuel. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co.. Col. John Jacobs's 
regt. ; appointed Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 1 day, 
at Rhode Island ; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 
months. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Sherman, Samuel. Receipt dated April 2(), 1781, for bounty paid said Sherman by 
Noah Wiswell, on behalf of the class of the town of Norton, of which he was 
a member, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, list 
of men raised in Bristol Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to re- 
solve of Dec. 2, 1780, as attested by James Williams, Superintendent for said 
comity, dated Tamiton, June 20, 1781 ; engaged for town of Norton. 

Sherman, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Sherman's co.. Col. Gideon Burt's regt.; 
entered service June 16, 1782 ; service, 6 daj's ; mileage to and from Northamp- 
ton (tK) miles) allowed said Sherman ; company marched to Springfield and 
Northampton in support of the government and was allowed horse rations. 

Sherman, Stephen. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, i-etunied 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 8, 1780 ; age, 16yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged 
for town of Rocliester ; marched to cami> July 8, 1780, under command of Eben- 
ezer Kent. 

Sherman, Stiles. Corporal, Capt. Tompson J. Skinner's co.. Col. Asa Banes's 
(Barnes's) Berkshire Co. regt. ; enlisted Nov. 1, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 10, 1781 ; 
service, 10 days ; company marched to Western frontiers by order of Gen. Stark 
on an alarm. 

Sherman, Thomas, Brimfield. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co., Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 177.^); enlisted April 29, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 7, 1775. 

Sherman, Thomas. Private, Capt. Joseph Foster's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt., which marched in response to the alann of April 19, 1775; said Sherman 
marched April 20, 1775 ; enlisted into the army May 13, 1775 ; roll sworn to at 
Ware; also, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co., (late) Col. David Brewer's regt. ; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp Roxbury, Oct. 31, 
1775. 

Sherman, Thomas. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co.. Col. John Cushing's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 59^ days ; company stationed at Newport, 
R. I.; roll dated Bridgewater; also, Capt. Nathan Snow's co.. Col. Hawes's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 24, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at Rhode Island, on a secret 
expedition ; roll sworn to at Plymouth. 

Sherman, Thomas. Capt. Seth Howard's co.. Col. David Wells's (Hampshire Co.) 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days, 
in Northern department, including travel home. Roll dated Myrifield. 



146 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherman, Timothy, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cudworth's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the alarm of Ax^ril 19, 1775 ; 
service, 3 days. 

Shekman, Timothy. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 12, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777. 

Sherman, "William. Adjutant, Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; list of com- 
missioned officers for the " Ensueing Campain" [year not given, probably 

1776]. 

Sherman, William. Descriptive list of officers and crew on board the armed ship 
" Deane," commanded by Capt. Elisha Hmman, dated Boston, Nov. -, 1780; 
age, 36 yrs. ; complexion, dark ; occupation, mariner ; reported as belonging to 
Vermont. 

Shermand, William, Rochester. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's (2d Roches- 
ter) CO. of militia, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 4 days. 

Shermen, John. List sworn to in Hampshire Co., Aug. 3, 1780, of men belonging 
to militia of Conway who were mustered by Lieut. Col. David Wells for 3 
months service at Claverack ; Capt. Whitney's co. ; age, 16 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 
6 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Conway. 

Shbrmin, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. John BojTiton's co., Col. Nathan Sparhak's 
(Sparhawk's) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; 
service, 34 days, under Col. Job Cushing on expedition to Bennington, includ- 
ing 6 days (113 miles) travel home. [Name appears as Ebenezer Sherwin on 
a duijlicate roll.] 

Shermon, Aaron. List of men from Col. Cushing's regt. mustered by Thomas 
Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve at Rhode Island until the 
first of January " next " [year not given] ; Capt. Logon's co. ; also, Private, 
Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Josiah Whitnej^'s regt.; marched July 30, 
1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island ; 
roll dated Sutton; also, Capt. Isaac Harrington's co.. Col. Samuel Deanney's 
(Denny's) regt.; enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 
mo. 15 days, including travel (160 miles) home ; regiment detached to join 
Contmental Army for 3 months and ordered to march to Claverack. 

Shermon, Amos Plumb. Private, Capt. Timothy Remick's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's 
(1st) regt. ; muster roll for June, 1781, dated Cami) Phillii^sburgh ; enlisted 
Feb. 16, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported promoted to Corjioral Julj^ 1, 1781. 

Shermon, Asaph, Grafton. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Luke Drury's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 23, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 16 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shermon, " Berzebill." Private, Capt. Caleb Keep's co., Col. Israel Chapen's 
regt.; enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, 
at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein- 
force Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shermon, Christopher, North Kingston, R.I. Return certified at Camp near Mor- 
ristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Hen- 
ley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. 
Heniy Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated intoa regiment under the com- 
mand of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; 
rank, Private; residence. North Kingston, R. I. ; engaged Feb. 28, 1777; term, 
3 years ; said Shermon appears among men belonging to Col. William R. Lee's 
regt., who had been discharged from the rolls i^rior to above arrangement; re- 
ported deserted May 1, 1778. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 147 

Shermon, Cornelius, Rochester (probably). Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of 
Minute-men, Col. Theopbilus Cotton's regt., which inarched in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, 
Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co., Col. John Dagget's regt. ; entered .service 
Aug. 25, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 1, 1778 ; service, 8 days ; company detached 
from militia for service on exjjedition to Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Cornelius. Private, Capt. Benjamin Dillingham's co. ; enlisted April 
17, 1776 ; service, 7 mos. 11 days ; company stationed at Dartmouth for defence 
of seacoast. 

Shermon, Elihu. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
(4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days ; company marched from Rochester 
to Rhode Island on an alarm in Dec, 1776. 

Shermon, Elijah, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Jesse 
Sturtevant's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 5 days ; company marched 
to Rhode Island April 28, 1777 ; roll dated Halifax. 

Shermon, George. Capt. Daniel Brown's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 8 (also given 6) days; company marched on the alarm at Berkshire of 
Oct. 13, 1780. 

Shermon, George. Private, Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
service, 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 
14, 1780 ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 5 days, on an alarm at the North- 
ward ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 26, 1780. 

Shermon, Gershom. Capt. Joseph Cliffs co.. Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt. ; marched 
July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days ; company raised 
in Plymouth Co. and marched to Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Isaac, Rochester (probably). Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt., which marched in response to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, Capt. 
Nathaniel Hammond's co., Col. John Dagget's regt. ; entered service Aug. 25, 
1778 ; discharged Sept. 1, 1778 ; service, 8 days ; company detached from militia 
for service on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Isaac. Captain ; list of men returned as serving on main guard under 
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect Hill, dated July 16, 1775. 

Shermon, Isaac. Private, Capt. Benjamin Dillmgham's co. ; enlisted April 17, 
1776 ; service, 7 mos. 11 days ; company stationed at Dartmouth for defence of 
seacoast. 

Shermon, Isaac. Corporal, (late) Capt. Samuel Sayer's co., commanded by Lieut. 
Samuel Yoimg subsequent to Aug. 3, 1779, (late) Maj. Littlefield's detachment 
of York Co. militia ; entered service July 7, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 6, 1779 ; 
service, 2 mos., on Penobscot expedition. 

Shermon, Jabez, Rochester. Corporal, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Theophilus Cotton's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775; service, 12 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Clap's 
CO., Col. Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 6 days. 

Shermon, Jacob, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Peirce's co., Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp, etc., sworn 
to Nov. 29, 1776; said Shermon credited with 3 days allowance; mileage for 92 
miles also allowed ; also, Capt. Henry Peirce's co., Col. Ebenezer "White's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service,. 9 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.. 



148 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shermon, Jesse. Capt. George Gould's co., Col. Paul D. Sergant's (28th) regt. ; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 16, 
1775. 

Shermon, Job. Private, Capt. Thomas Crandon's co.. Col. John Hathaway 's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 6 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Job. Sergeant, Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
service, 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 
14, 1780; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 5 days, on an alarm at the North- 
ward ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 2G, 1780. 

Shermon, John, Brunfield. Capt. Ames Walbridge's co.. Col. David Brewer's 
(9th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shermon, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Parker's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt.; 
enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 60 days ; comi:)any stationed at Rhode Island. 

Shermon, John. Private, Capt. Joshua L. Woodbridge's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's 
regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 7 days ser- 
vice at Rhode Island, including travel (131 miles) home. 

Shermon, Joseph, Brimfield. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, 
as returned by Militia Officers and Selectmen of Brimfield, dated March 29, 
1779; residence, Brimfield; engaged for town of Brimfield; joined Capt. Too- 
good's CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; term to expire in 1780. 

Shermon, Joseph. Private, Capt. William Howe's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; 
entered service July 10, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 9 days, 
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Shermon, Joshua, Rochester. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service between July 20, 1777, and Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 6 days, 
at Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. 

Shermon, Moses, Grafton. Private, Capt. Luke Drury's co. of Minute-men, Gen. 
Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; 
also, Capt. Luke Drury's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days. 

Shermon, Nathan. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Soper's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt. ; engaged March 5, 1781 ; discharged March 20, 1781 ; 
service, 15 days, on a 40 days expedition to Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Nathaniel, Grafton. Lieutenant, Capt. Luke Drury's co. of Minute- 
men, Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
12 days; reported returned home. 

Shermon, Nathaniel. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Samson's co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt.. Gen. Palmer's brigade; service between Sept. 25, 1777, and 
Oct. 30, 1777, 32 days, on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I. Roll sworn to 
in Plymouth Co. 

Shermon, Noah, Swanzey. List of men raised in Bristol Co. for the term of 9 
months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; residence, Swanzey ; arrived 
at Fishkill July 23, 1778. 

Shermon, Parker. Private, Sergt. John Luther's detachment ; .service from May 
2, 1779, to June 2, 1779, 1 mo., at Freetown and Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Peleg. 2d Major, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service Aug. 
1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 7 days, on an alarm at Tiverton, 
R. I. 



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IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 149 

Shermon, Peter, Douglas. Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Col. Ezra "Wood's 
regt. ; service, 23 clays ; company marched to Rhode Island April 17, 1777, and 
served until May 7, 1777, under Maj. Gen. Spencer; also, Capt. Martin's co., 
Col. Josepli ( Josiah) Whitney's regt. ; service from May 4, 1777, to July 4, 
1777, 2 mos. 6 days, under Maj. Gen. Spencer at Rhode Island, including travel 
(76 miles) from home to i>lace of destmation and from place of discharge home. 

Shermon, Reuben, Dartmoutli. Sergeant, Lieut. Cornelius Warren's detachment, 
Col. Pope's (Bristol Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 7, 1776; service, 17 days, on an 
alarm. 

Shermon, Richard. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co., Col. John Dagget's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 25, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 1, 1778 ; service, 8 days ; 
company detached from militia for service on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Samuel, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Daniel Egery-'s co.. Col. Daniel- 
son's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 
mos. 4 days ; also, list of men who marched from Dartmoutli to camp under 
command of Capt. Benjamin Dillingham and arrived there Feb. 15, 1776. 

Shermon, Samuel, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co., Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775. 

Shermon, Samuel. Private, Sergt. John Luther's detachment ; service from May 
2, 1779, to June 2, 1779, 1 mo., at Freetown and Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Stephen. Private, Sergt. John Luther's detachment ; service from May 
2, 1779, to June 2, 1779, 1 mo., at Freetown and Rhode Island. 

Shermon, Stephen. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Rochester 
for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 3, 1780; dis- 
charged Dec. 20, 1780; service, 5 mos. 29 days, including travel (240 miles) 
from camp home. 

Shermon, Thomas, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Robert Orr's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. John Bailey's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 4 days ; also, Capt. David Kingman's co., Col. Edward Mitchell's 
regt. ; service, 6 days ; company served on an alarm at Squantum, or Braintree 
Farms, in March, 1776; also. Sergeant, Capt. David Kingman's co., Maj. 
Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; ser- 
vice, 11 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 30, 1780. 

Shermon, Timothy. Fifer, Capt. Asa Bams's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. : 
service, 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 
14, 1780; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 5 days, on an alarm at the North- 
ward ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 26, 1780. 

Shermon, William. Pay roll of a company raised by vote of the town of Falmouth, 
Barnstable Co., to guard the shore; enlisted Aug. 10, 1781; discharged Sept. 
10, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. ; warrant drawn in favor of Selectmen of Falmouth. 

Shermond, William, Rochester (probably). Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of 
Minute-men, Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt., which marched in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; reported returned home. 

Shermun, Stephen. 4th co., 3d Mass. regt. ; list of 6 months men in 1780 taken 
from Lieut. James Davis's book ; joined July 17, 1780. 

Sherow, William, Palmer. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Walker's co.. Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; reported deserted 
before joming. 



150 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherrey, Elijah. List of men belonging to 6th Mass. regt. appearing on a clothing 
account made up from Jan. 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1782; also, return of the public 
certificates paid by Benjamin Heywood in 1784 and 1785 to the ofBcers and men 
of the 6tli Mass. regt. for balances due them for arreai's of pay, subsistence, etc., 
on a final settlement of accounts with the United States. [See Elijah Sperry.] 

Sherridan, Patrick. Yeoman, Continental frigate " Deane," commanded by 
Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 6, 1781; service, 1 mo.; term, 12 
months; reported drowned Jan. 6, 1782. 

Sherriden, Thomas, Salem. Descriptive list dated Jan. 11, 1781; Capt. John 
Slueman's co., 3d Artillery regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, 
fair ; residence, Salem ; engaged for town of Salem ; term, during war. 

Sherrin, Elnathan. Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; 
enlisted July 7, 1777 ; service, 5 mos. 28 days, at Rhode Island. 

Sherrin, John, Townsend. Capt. Henry Haskell's co.. Col. Prescott's regt. ; pay 
abstract for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jan. 
13, 1776 ; mileage for 84 miles allowed said Sherrin. 

Sherring, John. Drummer, Capt. Micajah Gleason's (3d) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776. 

Sherron, John, Cambridge (also given Concord) . Return of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from 1st Cambridge co., dated May 27, 1777; resi- 
dence, Cambridge (also given Concord) ; enlisted for town of Cambridge (also 
given Concord) ; joined Capt. Walker's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; also, descrip- 
tive list of men belonging to Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. who enlisted for 
the war prior to Sept. 30, 1779, certified at Highlands, Feb. 23, 1780; rank, 
Drummer; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, light; engaged for 
town of Boston ; also. Drummer, Capt. Abel Holden's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 
1780; reported deserted April 1, 1780; also, (late) Capt. Barnes's (Light Infan- 
try) CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men in need of clothing, dated Feb. 6, 
1780; also, Caj^t. Holden's (Light Infantry) co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay 
roll for Jan.-June, 1780; reported deserted. 

Sherron, Peter. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, 
returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex 
Co., by Justin Elj% Commissioner, dated Springfield; also, descriptive list of 
/ men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree- 

able to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 15, 1780; age, 17 yrs.; 
stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; engaged for town of Lincoln; marched to camp July 15, 
1780, under command of Capt. James Cooper; reported a negro. 

Shertleif, Levi. List of men returned by a committee for settling disputes be- 
tween towns as to soldiers credited to them [year not given]; said Shertleif 
claimed by Dedham and Plymouth ; allowed to Plymouth. 

Shertlief, Asa. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 
days, at Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. 

Shertliff, Amasa. Sergeant, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
Jan. 1, 1781, 12 mos. 

Shertliff, Jonas, Rutland District. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knoulton's co.. Col. 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Dorchester home, dated 
Dorchester, Nov. 20, 177(i ; 67 miles travel allowed said Shertliff. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 151 

Shertliff, William. Private, Capt. .Tonah Washburn's co., Col. Ebcnczer White's 
regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alann. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Sherwin, . [This name also appears under the form of Serwin, Sharwin, Sher- 

ing, Sherriii, Sherring.] 

Sherwin, Ahulaaz, Winchendon. Capt. Abel Wilder's co., Col. Ephraim Doo- 
little's regt. ; receipt for advance jiay, signed by said Sherwin and others, 
dated Charlestown, June 26, 1775; also, Fifer, Capt. Abel Wilder's co., Col. 
Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Winter Hill, Dec. 26, 
1775; also, receijit given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., signed 
by said Sherwin and others, for wages for Sept., 1776, as Corporals, Drummers, 
and Fifers, in said regiment; also, 8th co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) 
regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776. 

Sherwin, Daniel, Townsend. Lieutenant, in command of a detachment from 
Townsend co. of militia. Col. James Prescott's regt., which marched April 20, 
1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; discharged 
April 23, 1775 ; service, 5 days ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Warren's 
5th (1st Townsend) co., 6th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers 
chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by Jonathan 
Reed and others, field officers ; ordered in Council April 24, 1776, that said 
officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 24, 1776 ; also, 1st 
Lieutenant, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; engaged July 
25, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 5 days ; company raised in 
Littleton, Westford, Groton, Shirley, Townsend, and Asliby, and marched to 
Bennington on an alarm ; also, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt. ; engaged Aug. 29, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 21 days, 
at North river at the time of taking Gen. Burgoyne, includmg 10 days (200 
miles) travel home. 

Sherwin, Daniel (also given Daniel, Jr.), Townsend. Private, Capt. James 
Hosley's co. of Minute-men, Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted 
into the army April 27, 1775 ; also, list of men returned as serving on main 
guard imder Maj. Loammi Baldwin at Cambridge, dated May 15, 1775; also, 
Capt. Henrys Farwell's (1st) co., Col. William Prescott's (10th) regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 25, 1775 ; service, 98 days ; also, com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, account showing smns of money to be 
paid from the public treasui-y to sundry persons for losses sustained at battles 
of Lexington and Bimker Hill ; amounts allowed in Council June 13, 1776 ; 
also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Israel Hobart, dated Aug. 
26, 1776, signed by said Sherwin, for money due him for a gun lost at the battle 
of Bunker Hill ; also. Private, Capt. James Hosley's co. of volunteers, Col. 
Jonathan Reed's regt.; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Nov. 9, 1777; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 15 days; company raised in Townsend, Pepperell, and Ashby, and 
marched to assist army mider Maj. Gen. Gates ; also, Capt. John Nutting's co., 
Col. William Mcintosh's regt.. Gen. Lovel's brigade; enlisted July 30, 1778; 
discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 17 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, 
including 4 days (80 miles) travel home. 

Sherwin, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; 
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; credited to town of Winchester ; enlisted 
Dec. 16, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777. 

Sherwin, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. John Boynton's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhak's 
(Sparhawk's) regt.; entered service July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; 
service, 34 days, tinder Col. Job Gushing on expedition to Bennington, includ- 



152 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shebwin, Ebenezer, continued. 

ing travel (113 miles) home. [Name appears as Ebenezer Shermin on a dupli- 
cate roll.] 

Sherwin, Elnathan, Chelmsford. Private, Cajit. Thomas Hovey's co., Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 15, 1779; discharged Dec. 18, 1779; service, 5 mos. 
9 daj's, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allow- 
ing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (100 miles) home. 

Sherwin, Elnathan. Private, Capt. John Hartwell's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; mus- 
ter roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Concord; enlisted Dec. 
1, 1776; regiment raised to serve imtil March 1, 1777. 

Sherwin, Elnathan. Capt. Benjamin Munroe's co. ; entered service Jan. 10 [year 
not given, probably 1778] ; service, 2 mos. 20 days ; also, return dated March 17, 
1778, of men belonging to Capt. Benjamin Mmiroe's co., Col. Sprout's regt. ; re- 
ported returned March 15 [year not given] ; also, order on Capt. Benjamin 
Mmiroe, payable to Simon Puffer, dated North Kingston, March 26, 1778, signed 
by said Sherwin, for £1 12s on accomit of wages ; also, receipt given to Capt. 
Benjamin Munroe, dated Stow, July 2, 1779, signed by said Sherwin and others, 
for wages and rations for service in Capt. Benjamin Munroe's co.. Col. Sprout's 
regt., at Rhode Island in 1778. [The foregomg appear among orders, returns, 
etc., taken from Capt. Benjamin Mimroe's papers.] 

Sherwin, Elnathan. Private, Capt. Joshua Lealand's co. of guards ; enlisted Sept. 
30, 1779; discharged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days; company detached 
from militia by order of Gen. Hancock to man forts at and about Boston until 
Nov. 10, 1779, and stationed at Boston under Maj. Nathaniel Heath. 

Sherwin, John, Townsend. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of 
June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; also, descrip- 
tive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 
6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin 
Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 10, 1780; 
age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, ruddy; engaged for town of 
Townsend ; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; also, list of men raised for the 
6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men 
raised by the town of Townsend for service in the Continental Army during 
1780; marched July 6, 1780; discharged Dec. 8, 1780; service, 5 mos. 13 days, 
travel (220 miles) included. 

Sherwin, John. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., signed 
by said Sherwin and others, for wages for Sept., 1776, as Corporals, Drummers, 
and Fifers, in said regiment. 

Sherwin, John. Private, Capt. John Hartwell's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll 
for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Townsend; enlisted Dec. 14, 
1776 ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777. 

Sherwin, John. Private, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co.. Col. Samuel BuUard's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 10, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos., with Northern 
army, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; company marched to Sara- 
toga. Roll dated Littleton. 

Sherwin, Jonathan, Dunstable. Private, Capt. Leonard Butterfield's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Bridge's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Cambridge ; left place of rendezvous April 26, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; 
also, Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Bancroft's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt.; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Sherwin and others, dated Camp before 



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Sherwin, Jonathan, continued. 

Boston, July 24, 1775; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Sept. 
25, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Nov. 4, 
1775. 

Sherwin, Jonathan. Capt. John AYood's co., Col. L. Baldwin's (2ttth) regt.; pay 
abstract for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776, sworn to in Middlesex Co., 
April 21, 1777; reported deceased. 

Sherwin, Joshua. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; 
arrived at camp July 14, 1778 ; discharged Feb. 2, 1779 ; service, 7 mos. 8 days, 
at North river, N. Y., includmg 3 days to prepare for camji and 16 days (320 
miles) travel out and home ; regiment raised for 8 months ; also, order on Capt. 
Potter, Paymaster, Col. Wood's regt., payable to Col. Hale, dated Springfield, 
Feb. 16, 1779, signed by said Sherwin, for wages due for service in Capt. Car- 
penter's CO. 

Sherwood, . [This name also appears under the form of Sharod, Shearwood, 

Sherewood.] 

Sherwood, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. John Brown's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service June 29, 1777; discharged July 26 [21], 
1777; service, 23 days; company called out by Brig. Gen. Fellows at request 
of Maj. Gen. Schuyler and ordered to march to Fort Ann ; 60 miles travel home 
allowed said Sherwood ; 15 men of said company jomed Col. Ashley's regt. ; 
also, Capt. Zebulon Norten's co. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; 
entered service July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; service, 23 days, at 
the Northward; roll dated Equivalent; also, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. 
Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780 ; discharged 
Oct. 19, 1780; service, 11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; com- 
pany marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm. 

Sherwood, Isaac. Lieutenant ; memorandum [year not given] signed by said Sher- 
wood, requesting Capt. Butterfeild to take charge of John Brown and others 
belonging to Capt. Butterfeild's co.. Col. Thatcher's regt., so that they might 
be delivered to said Shei'wood at the expiration of their terms of service, if not 
before. 

Sherwood, Jeremiah. Private, Lieut. Alexander Sloan's detachment from Capt. 
Samuel Clark's co., Col. Asa Bams's regt. ; entered service Oct. 22, 1781 ; dis- 
charged Nov. 2, 1781; service, 12 days; company marched from Berkshire Co. 
to Northern frontiers. 

Sherwood, Jonathan. Capt. Samuel Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 21, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 8 days ; company took part in battle of Wallumsick near Bennington Aug. 
16, 1777, and later convoyed provisions to Pittsfield ; roll certified at Williams- 
town; also. Corporal, same co. and regt.; entered service Sept. 7, 1777; dis- 
charged Sept. 30, 1777 ; service, 24 days ; company marched to Pawlet by 
order of Maj. Gen. Lincoln to serve for 20 days from time of joining at head- 
quarters and was discharged at Pawlet, 60 miles from home ; roll certified at 
Williamstown. 

Sherwood, Lemuel (also given Samuel) , Sharon. Sergeant, Capt. John McKins- 
try's CO., Col.. John Paterson's (26th) regt.; company return [probably Oct., 
1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Charlestown 
Camp, Fort No. 3, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Sherwood, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Powel's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Aug. 26, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 



154 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sherwood, Nathaniel, continued. 

days, at New Haven, Conn., including 7 days (131 miles) travel home; roll 
sworn to at Lanesborough ; also, Capt. Clark's co., in a detachment from Col. 
Barnabas Sears's regt. ; enlisted July 18, 1781; service, 3 nios. 10 days, "up 
the Mohawk River;" reported wounded Oct. 25, 1781, died Oct. 27, 1781; 
regiment raised for 3 months ; roll sworn to in Berkshire Co. 

Sherwood, Samuel. Corporal, Capt. Enoch Noble's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; 
entered service May 20, 1778; discharged Feb. 7, 1779; service, 8 mos. 19 days, 
at North river ; regiment raised for 8 months from time of arrival at Peekskill. 
Roll sworn to m Berkshire Co. 

Sherwood, Stephen. Private, Capt. William Duglass's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Ticon- 
deroga, Feb. 25, 1777; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; enlistment to expire March 15, 
1777; a^so, same CO. and detachment ; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776 ; discharged March 
22, 1777 ; service, 96 days ; company mai'ched to Ticonderoga ; also, Capt. Samuel 
Clark's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service June 
29, 1777 ; discharged Jiily 26, 1777 ; service, 27 days ; company called out by 
Brig. Gen. Fellows at request of Maj. Gen. Schuyler and ordered to march to 
Fort Ami ; 60 miles travel home allowed said Sherwood ; 15 men of said com- 
pany joined Col. Ashley's regt. ; also, .same co. and regt. ; entered service Aug. 
14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 21, 1777 ; service, 8 days ; company took part in battle 
of Wallumsick near Bennington Aug. 16, 1777, and later convoyed provisions 
to Pittsfield ; roll certified at Williamstown ; also, Corporal, Capt. Samuel 
Sloan's CO., Col. Asa Barns's regt. ; service between Oct. 11, and Oct. 22, 1781, 
8 days; company marched from Berkshire Co. by order of Gen. Stark on an 
alarm at Saratoga. 

Sherwood, Timothy, Williamstown. Capt. Samuel Sloan's co., Col. John Pater- 
son's (26th) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Sherwood and others, 
dated Camp at Cambridge, June 6, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 5, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 4 days ; 
also, comjiany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat dated 
Charlestown Camp, Fort No. 3, Oct. 27, 1775 ; also, Private, Capt. William 
Duglass's CO., Col. Benjamin Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; 
muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777; enlistment to expire March 
15, 1777; aZso, same co. and detachment; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; discharged 
March 22, 1777 ; service, 96 days ; company marched to Ticonderoga ; also, 
Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Benjamm Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 21, 1777 ; service, 8 days ; com- 
pany took ])art in battle of Wallumsick near Bemimgton Aug. 16, 1777, and 
later convoyed provisions to Pittsfield. 

Shes[?], John Den'n. Private, Capt. Hezekiah Whitney's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; entered service July 22, 1777; service, 2 days; company marched 
on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

She.swell, Anthony. Private, Capt. Jonathan Davis's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's 
(23d) regt. ; company receipts for wages for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Camp 
at Prospect Hill. 

Sheut, George, Scarborough. Return of men raised to serve m the Continental 
Anny from Capt. Jonathan Andrews's co.. Col. Reuben Fogg's (3d Cumber- 
land Co.) regt., swom to at Scarborough, Nov. 25, 1778; residence, Scar- 
borough ; term, 3 years. 

Shevaleah, Peter. Private, Capt. Ralph Thomjison's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1779; 
discharged Nov. 10, 1770; service, 1 mo. 10 days; company raised in Suffolk 
Co. and served at Castle Island under Maj. Gen. Hancock. 



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Shevalle, John, Great Barrington. Private, Capt. "William King's co.. Col. John 
Fellows's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 1 day. 

Shevallee, John, Great Barrington. Private, Capt. William King's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Jolin Fellows's regt., wliicli marched April 21, 1775, in response to 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days ; reported enlisted 
into the army ; also, Capt. William King's (1st) co.. Col. John Fellows's (8th) 
regt. ; company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775. 

Sheveler, Peter. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. ; enlisted Feb. 1, 1779; 
discharged April 30, 1779; service, 3 mos., with guards under Maj. Gen. Gates 
at and about Boston. 

Sheverick, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co. ; entered service March 
20, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 16, 1779 ; service, 7 mos. 28 days ; company stationed 
at Falmouth. 

Sheverick, Thomas. Pay roll of a company rai-sed by vote of the town of Fal- 
moutli, Barnstable Co., to guard the shore ; enlisted July 20, 1781 ; discharged 
Sept. 20, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. ; warrant drawn in favor of Selectmen of 
Falmouth. 

Shevfley, Michael. Private, Capt. John Baxter's co. ; marched Oct. 5, 1782 ; dis- 
charged Nov. 24, 1782 ; service, 22 days, including travel (80 miles) home ; 
company detached for service under Maj. Job Cushing at Hull. Roll dated 
Medfield. 

Shewman, Adam, Waldoborough. Descriptive list of deserters from 25th regt. 
commanded by Col. William Bond subsequent to Jan. 1, 1776; Capt. Fuller's 
CO.; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; residence, Waldo- 
borough ; deserted May 8, 1776. 

Shey, Patrick. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 2, 1777; Capt. Willington's co.. Col. Wig- 
glesworth's regt. ; reported received State bounty. 

Shey, Richard. Capt. Ezra Luut's co., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt. : order for 
bounty coat dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 14, 1775. 

Shey, Richard. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Newburyport 
for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched June 29, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 17, 1780; service, 6 mos. 2 days, including travel (13 days) home. 

Shezerell, . [This name also appears under the form of Shasrel, Sheswell, 

Shezzerel.] 

Shezerell, Anthony, Boston. Private, Capt. Jonathan Davis's co.. Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 3 days. 

Shezzerel, Antony, Charlestown. Private, Capt. Jonathan Davis's co.. Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's regt. ; company return endorsed " October ye 6, 1775." 

Shiel, William, Worcester. Matross, Capt. David Henshaw's co.. Col. Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; return for advance pay, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., Nov. 
9, 1776; regiment stationed at Boston. 

Shield, David, Monson. Private, Capt. Caleb Keep's co.. Col. William Sheppard's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 1, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; residence, Monson; also, same co. and regt.; return dated Jan. 31, 
1778 ; residence, Mon.son ; enlisted for town of Monson ; mustered by County 
and Continental Muster Masters ; also, (late) Capt. Keep's co. commanded by 
Lieut. John Wright, Col. Shepard's (3d) regt. ; muster roll for July and Aug., 



156 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shield, David, continued. 

1778; term, 3 years (also given during war) ; reported taken prisoner Dec. 28 
[1777], and joined Aug. 5, 1778, being omitted in muster roll from Feb. to Aug., 
1778; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778, dated 
Providence; also, Lieut. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's co., Col. Shepard's regt.; 
muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; enlisted April 1, 
1777 ; reported transferred to light infantry co. ; also, Capt. John "Wright's 
(Light Infantry) co., Col. Shepard's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 
1779, dated Providence. 

Shield, John, Monson. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co.. Col. Timothy Dan- 
ielson's regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shield, William, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Isaiah Stetson's co.. Col. Gamaliel 
Bradford's regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Pembroke ; enlisted for 
town of Pembroke ; mustered by Coimty and Continental Muster Masters ; re- 
ported deserted. 

Shield, William. Account dated Marlborough, Aug. 17, 1781, rendered by the 
Selectmen, of bounties paid .said Shield and others to serve in the Continental 
Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; bounty paid 
said Shield July 1, 1781; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superin- 
tendent for said county; age, 32 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark; 
hair, dark; eyes, gray; occupation, farmer (also given laborer) ; engaged for 
town of Marlborough ; engaged July 1, 1781; term, 3 years. 

Shields, . [This name also appears under the form of Shealds, Sheels, Sheild, 

Sheilds, Shelds, Shiel, Shield, Shiels.] 

Shields, David (also given David L.) , Monson. List of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from 9th co., Col. John Bliss's (1st Hampshire Co.) regt., as 
returned by Capt. Caleb Keep, dated April 1, 1779 ; residence, Monson ; joined 
Capt. Keep's co.. Col. Sheapard's (Shepard's) regt.; term, during war; also, 
Corporal, Capt. Webb's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; Continental Army pay ac- 
counts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also, Capt. George Webb's 
(Light Infantry) co.,Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt.; return made up for 
the year 1780, dated West Point; also, Capt. David Holbrook's co.. Col. Shep- 
ard's regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1781; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt.; 
muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts. 

Shields, John, Monson. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co., Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days ; also, order for bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, 
Nov. 10, 1775. 

Shields, William, Dorchester (also given Boston) . Gunner, Capt. Wells's co.. Col. 
John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
May 15, 1777, to Aug. 1, 1778; residence, Dorchester ; reported deserted Aug. 1, 
1778; also, Matross, Capt. David Allen's co.. Col. Crane's regt.; muster rolls 
for Aug.-Nov., 1777; reported sick in hospital in Aug., 1777, promoted to Gun- 
ner Nov. 1, 1777 ; also. Gunner, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777. 

Shiels, William. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Capt. Isaiah Stetson's co.. Col. Brad- 
ford's regt. ; reported received State bounty. 

Shiffield, Charles. Private, Capt. Noah Allen's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's(lst) regt. ; 
muster roll for June, 1781; enlistment, during war ; reported at Verplanck's 
Point; also, muster roll for July, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's Ferry; also, 
muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 157 

Shifirick, Joseph. Private, Capt. Elisha Nye's co. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to 
April 20, 1777, 77 days ; company stationed at Elizabetli Islands. 

Shilden, Ephraim. Company receipt for muskets, etc., given to Capt. Benjamin 
Lemont, dated Camp Coxes Head, June 8, 1781. 

Shilden, Israel, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
Capt. Edward Cobb's co. (North co. in Abington) , Col. Edward Mitchell's (3d 
Plymouth Co.) regt., dated Abington, May 15, 1777 ; residence, Boston ; engaged 
for town of Abmgton ; joined Capt. Foster's co.. Col. Graton's (Greaton's) regt. ; 
term, during war. 

Shildon, Eliakim. Private, Capt. Zebulon Norten's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 17, 1777 ; 
service, 23 days, at the Northward, travel (70 miles) included. Roll dated 
Equivalent. 

Shillaber, . [This name also appears under the form of Shillibar.] 

Shillaber, Ebenezer, Danvers. Boy, ship "Rhodes," commanded by Capt. 
Nehemiah Buffinton ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Aug. 14, 
1780; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Danvers. 

Shillaber, Robert, Danvers. Private, Capt. Caleb Low's (Danvers) co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 [service not given]. 

Shillibar, David, Salem. Sailor, brigantine "Venus," Peter Silver, Master; de- 
scriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Aug. 15, 1780 ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Salem. 

Shillingford, Robert. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master 
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 11, 1777 ; Capt. Cushing's co., Col. Patter- 
son's regt. ; reported received State bounty. 

Shillingford, Robert. Caulker, ship " Alfred," commanded by Capt. John Paul 
Jones ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship " Mellish " 
and brig "Active " [year not given]. 

Shili iNGSFORD, . [Tliis name also appears under the form of Shellingford, 

Shillingford.] 

Shillingsford, Robert, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army, as returned by Capt. Benjamin Farrar to Moses Whelock, at West- 
borough ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Upton ; jomed Capt. Cush- 
ing's CO., Col. Patterson's regt.; term, during war; also. Private, Capt. 
Nathaniel Cushing's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from May 10, 1777, to March 10, 1778 ; reported deceased. 

Shilly, Cyrus. Private, Capt. James Gregg's co., Col. Goose Van Schaick's (1st 
New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point ; enlisted 
March 12, 1781 ; reported on fatigue duty Jan. -March, 1781. 

Shine, . [This name also appears under the form of Shines.] 

Shine, Edward, Charlemont. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Rice's co. of militia, which 
marched April 22, 1775, m response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; .service, 13 
days, travel included ; reported returned home April 29, 1775. 

Shine, John. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John Cath- 
cart; engaged May 12, 1779; discharged June 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days; 
roll sworn to m Suffolk Co. ; also, same vessel and commander ; engaged June 
24, 1779; discharged Sept. 6, 1779: service, 2 mos. 14 days; roll sworn to at 
Boston; also, Seaman, ship "Mars," commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson; 
engaged July 20, 1780 ; discharged March 12, 1781 ; service, 7 mos. 22 days ; 



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Shine, John, continued. 

reported as having received wages on account in France ; roll dated Boston ; 

also, Seaman, ship "Mars," commanded by Capt. James Nivens; engaged 

March 18, 1781 ; discharged Jxine 12, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 25 days ; roll dated 

Boston. 

Shiner, . [This name also appears under the form of Shine, Skiner.] 

Shiner, Edvfard, Charlemont. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 5th co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Samuel Taylor; 
residence, Charlemont; engaged for town of Charlemont; joined Capt. Max- 
well's CO., Col. Baley's (Bailey's) regt.; term, during war; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army from 5th Hampshire Co. regt., as 
attested by Col. David Field; engaged for town of Charlemont; joined Capt. 
"Warner's co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, descriptive list dated 
Hutts West Point, Jan. 25, 1781; Capt. Hayward's co., 2d Mass. regt. ; rank, 
Private ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, black ; resi- 
dence, Charlemont; enlisted Jan. -, 1777 (also given Jan. -, 1779), by Maj. 
Maxell, at Charlemont ; enlistment, during war. 

Shines, John. Captain's Steward, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. 
Allen Hallet ; engaged Jan. 15, 1779. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month. 
[See John Spinx.] 

Shiney, John. Private, Capt. James Lemont's co. ; enlisted Aug. 7, 1775; service 
to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 7 days ; company stationed at Georgetown, Lincoln Co., 
for defence of seacoast. [See John Shinne.] 

Shinne, John. Receipt given to Dummer Sewall, dated Georgetown, Nov. 2, 1775, 
signed by said Shinne and others belonging to Capt. James Lemont's co., for 
advance pay for 1 month. [See John Shiney.] 

Shino, John. Seaman, brigantine "Active," commanded by Capt. Allen Hallet; 
engaged June 12, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 31, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 20 days. Roll 
sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Shipee, Nathan. Capt. Hartshorn's co.. Col. Michael Jack.son's (8th) regt. ; en- 
tered service July 9, 1779 ; discharged April 9, 1780 ; term, 9 months. 

Shiperd [John]. Private, Capt. Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(26th) regt. ; pay abstract for March, 1776. 

Shipinison, Stephen. Descriptive list of oflScers and crew on board the armed 
ship "Deane," commanded by Capt. Elisha Hinman, dated Boston, Nov.-, 
1780 ; age, 19 yrs. ; complexion, light ; reported as belonging to Vermont. 

Shiple, John. Capt. Asa Lawrence's co.. Col. William Prescott's regt. ; order for 
bounty coat dated Cambridge, Oct. 30, 1775. 

Shiple, John, Jr., Groton. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to rein- 
force the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of 
April 20, 1778 ; 2d co.. Col. Reed's regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; resi- 
dence, Groton ; engaged for town of Groton. 

Shiple, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Josiah Sartell's co., which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 
5 days. 

Shipley, . [This name also appears under the form of Sheple, Shepply, Shiple, 

Shiply.] 

Shipley, James, Groton. Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co.. Col. James Prescott's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton and Pep- 
l)erell ; service, 6 days. 



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Shipley, John, Groton. Private, Capt. Asa Lawrence's co., Col. "William Pres- 
cott's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shipley, John (also given John, Jr.) , Groton. Descriptive list of men raised in 
Middlesex Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fish- 
kill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778; 2d co., Col. Reed's regt.; age, 21 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; residence, Groton ; arrived at Fishkill Jime 20, 1778; 
also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by 
Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778. 

Shipley, John, Marblehead. List of men raised in Essex Co. for the term of 9 
months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as mustered by 
Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; resi- 
dence, Marblehead ; engaged for town of Marblehead ; arrived at Fishkill Jime 
23, 1778. [See John Shirley.] 

Shiply, John, Groton. Private, Capt. Asa Lawrence's co., Col. "William Prescott's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 25, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
8 days. 

Shipman, Caleb. Private, Capt. Oliver Shattuck's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Barnabas Sears ; enlisted Aug. 12, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; 
service, 3 mos. 2 days, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home; regiment 
raised from Hampshire Co. militia to serve for 3 months. Roll dated Deerfield. 

Shipman, Richard, Bo.ston (also given Gibraltar) . Matross, Capt. David Cook's co., 
Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from March 17, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Gibraltar; .said Shipman re- 
ported as having taken the place of Aaron Purbeck, Drummer in Capt. Cook's 
CO., under an agreement that the latter's depreciation notes should be paid to said 
Shipman ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March, 1779, dated Warren ; 
enlisted March 8, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also, Drum Major, same co. and 
regt. ; Continental Anny pay accounts for service fi-om March 10, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780; also, descriptive list made up for the year 1780; Capt. David Cook's 
CO., 3d Artillery regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; rank. 
Drum Major ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Boston ; engaged in 1780 
by Capt. Cook ; term, durmg war; reported jiromoted from Matross March 10, 
1780. 

Shippe, Nathan. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of Jvme 
9, 1779, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent; Capt. Taylor's co., 
Col. Wells's regt. ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; hair, brown; engaged for town 
of Buckland ; reported delivered to Capt. J. Cooper. 

Shippee, Nathan. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the 
term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of 
Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, dated Springiield ; also, descriptive list of men returned as received of 
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 1779 ; 
Capt. Tayler's co.. Col. Wells's regt. ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; hair, brown ; 
engaged for town of Buckland ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hamp- 
shire Co. to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, 
Superintendent; age, 28 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, light; occu- 
pation, farmer ; engaged for town of Shelbume ; engaged March 21, 1781 ; term, 
3 years. 

Shippey, . [This name also appears under the form of Sheppy, Shipee, Shippe, 

Shippee, Shippy.] 

Shippey, Abraham, Dorchester. Private, Major's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Dec. 13, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 



160 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shippey, Abraham, continued. 

residence, Dorchester; reported deserted, being absent from service 11 mos. 29 
days; also, Capt. Joshua Ome's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. "William S. Smith ; pay roll for Oct., 1778. 

Shippey, Joseph. Private, Capt. Oliver Shattuck's co. ; treasury pay roll dated 
Oct. 28, 1783. [See Jesse Shippy.] 

Shippey, Richard. Seaman, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston ; engaged Feb. 4, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 4, 1777 ; service, 6 mos. 

Shippey, Solomon. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Dec. 1, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776; 
reported deserted July 20, 1776. 

Shippond, Charles, Concord. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shippy, James. Private, Capt. Isaac Newton's co.. Col. S. Murray's regt. ; enlisted 
July 13, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days, including 9 days 
(172 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Con- 
tinental Army for 3 months; also, Capt. Oliver Shattuck's co., in a regiment 
commanded by Lieut. Col. Barnabas Sears ; enlisted Aug. 12, 1781 ; discharged 
Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home ; 
regiment raised from Hampshire Co. militia to serve for 3 mouths ; roll dated 
Deerfield. 

Shippy, Jesse. Private, Capt. Isaac Newton's co.. Col. S. Murray's regt. ; enlisted 
July 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 7 days, including 9 
days (172 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months; also, Capt. Oliver Shattuck's co., in a regi- 
ment commanded by Lieut. Col. Barnabas Sears ; enlisted Aug. 12, 1781 ; dis- 
charged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, including 5 days (100 miles) travel 
home ; regiment raised from Hampshire Co. militia to serve for 3 months ; roll 
dated Deerfield. [See Joseph Shippey.] 

Shippy, Nathan. Return of recruits sent by the state of Massachusetts as portion 
of her quota of the Continental Army subseciuent to Jan. 1, 1781, who were 
reported as unfit for duty ; 9th Mass. regt. ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; 
engaged for town of Shelburne ; term, 3 years. 

Shirburn, Thomas. Private, Capt. Nathan Smith's co., Col. Jacobs's regt. ; pay 
roll for Nov., 1778; service, 1 mo. 

Shireman, George. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co. ; marched Aug. 14, 1777 ; 
service, 6 days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck on 
an alarm ; certificate on reverse of roll states that Capt. Brown and company 
were in service 27 days and were then dismissed by Col. Benjamin Simonds. 

Shireman, Samuel, Ware. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 months, agreeable to order of 
General Court of June 22, 1780, returned as mustered by Josiah Lyman, 2d 
Major, 4th Hampshire Co. regt. ; Capt. Brakenridg'sco. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence. Ware ; term, 3 months. 

Shirley, . [This name also appears under the form of Sharlay, Shearly, 

Sherley, Sherly, Shirly, Shurley.] 

Shirley, Alexander, Chelsea. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., Lieut. 
Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 27, 1775; service, 5 days; also, pay abstract 
for Aug., 1775, dated Chelsea; also, company return dated Chelsea, Oct. 2, 



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Shirley, Alex^^nder, continued. 

1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Chelsea, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Shirley, Alexander, Jr., Chester. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., 
Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, pay 
abstract for Aug., 1775, dated Chelsea; also, company return dated Chelsea, 
Oct. 2, 1775. 

Shirley, Daniel. Private, Capt. Adam Wheeler's (2d) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; re- 
ported missing Oct. 26, 1776. 

Shirley, James, Chester. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., Lieut. Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrrisli's) 38th regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, pay abstract 
for Aug., 1775, dated Chelsea ; also, company return dated Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775. 

Shirley, James, Salem. Descriptive list of men raised in Essex Co. for the term of 9 
months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 
in.; complexion, dark; residence, Salem; arrived at FLshkill June 23,1778; 
also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by 
Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Salem. 

Shirley, John, Chester. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., Lieut. Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company re- 
turn dated Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775. 

Shirley, John, Sudbury. Capt. Edward Crafts's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Ar- 
tillery) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shirley and others, dated 
Cambridge, June 8, 1775 ; also, Matross, same co. and regt. ; muster roll made 
up to Aug. 1, 1775, dated Cambridge ; enlisted May 25, 1775 ; service, 9 weeks 
5 days ; also, company return dated French Lines, Oct. 12, 1775 ; also, order for 
bounty coat endorsed " Nov. 6th 1775." 

Shirley, John. Capt. John Devereux's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; 
service from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 1 day, at Cambridge. Roll 
dated Winter Hill. 

Shirley, John. List of men raised in Essex Co. for the term of 9 months from the 
time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as received of Jonathan Warner, 
Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; engaged for town of Marble- 
head; arrived at Fishkill June 23, 1778. [See John Shipley.] 

Shirley, Thomas, Salem. Descriptive list of men raised in Essex Co. for the term 
of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of 
April 20, 1778; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, 
Salem ; arrived at Fishkill Jmie 23, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received 
of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; engaged 
for town of Salem ; also, list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, 
Jr., Deputy Muster Ma.ster, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778. 

Shirley, William, Marblehead. Capt. John Merrett's (7th) co.. Col. John 
Glover's (21st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shirley and 
others, dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 1, 1775; service, 2 mos. 5 days; 
company marched to Cambridge; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; 
also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 
29, 1775. 



162 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shirley, William. Sailmaker, brigantiiie "Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. 
John Fisk; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, dated Salem, March 17, 
1777 ; also, same vessel and commander ; engaged March 8, 1777 ; discharged 
July 31, 1777; service, 4 mos. 23 days; roll dated Boston; also, same vessel 
and commander; engaged July 31, 1777; discharged Oct. IG, 1777; roll dated 
Boston. 

Shirly, James. List of men raised m Essex Co. for the term of 9 months from the 
time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned 
as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, 
Aug. 1, 1778 ; engaged for town of Salem ; arrived at Fishkill Jime 23, 1778. 

Shirly, Thomas, Chester. Descriptive list of men raised by the town of Salem to 
serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; age, 20 
yrs. ; statui'e, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark; eyes, dark; residence, 
Chester. 

Shirman, Daniel. Corporal, Capt. David "Wheler's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
regt. ; entered service Dec. 16, 1776; discharged March 23, 1777; service, 97 
days, at Ticonderoga. [See Daniel Merriman.] 

Shirman, George. Corporal, Capt. David Wheler's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
regt. ; entered service Dec. 16, 1776 ; discharged March 22, 1777 ; service, 96 
days, at Ticonderoga. 

Shirman, Peter. Private, Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service from May 15, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Aug. 1, 1776, 
2 mos. 17 days. 

Shirman, Samuel. Private, Lieut. Col. William Washington's (3d) regt. of light 
dragoons ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
Dec. 13, 1779; term, 3 years. [See Samuel Shuman.] 

Shirmon, Abner. Capt. Peter Proctor's co., Lieut. Col. Williams's regt. ; enlisted 
July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, including travel 
(120 miles) home ; company marched to reinforce Northern army. 

Shirtleef, Benoni. Private, Capt. Thomas Willington's (late Capt. Benjamin 
BuUard's) co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticon- 
deroga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; certified as having been in service prior to Oct. 1, 1776. 

Shirtlef, Francis. Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's 7th (Plympton) co., Col. 
Gamaliel Bradford, Jr.'s (1st Pljanouth Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of offi- 
cers chosen by the several companies and ranked by the field officers of said 
regiment, as certified by Seth Gushing, 2d Major, at Watertown, Jime 6, 1776; 
ordered in Council June 6, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported 
commissioned June 6, 1776. 

Shirtlef, Levi, Plymouth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. 
George Gould, Capt. Abel Richards, and Capt. Ebenezer Battle, all of Ded- 
ham, dated Feb. 16, 1778 ; residence, Plymouth ; engaged for town of Dedham ; 
joined Capt. Lieut. Cook's co.. Col. Crane's regt. ; term, 3 years, to expire 
April 23, 1780. 

Shirtlef, William, Mansfield. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as havmg passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shirtleff, Amasa, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Moses Knap's co., Col. William 
Sheppard's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 1, 
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; return dated Jan. .30, 1778; 
residence, Mansfield ; enlisted for town of Mansfield ; mustered by State and 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 163 

Shirtleff, Amasa, continued. 

Coiitineutal Muster Masters; also, Capt. Knap's co., Col. Shepard's (3d) regt. ; 
pay rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778, March and April, 1779, dated Providence; 
enlisted April 2, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Shirtleff, Barnabas, Manslield. Drummer, Capt. Moses Knap's co.. Col. Wil- 
liam Sheppard's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 
1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 7 mos. as Drummer, 25 mos. as 
Private; also. Private, same co. and regt.; retiu-n dated Jan. 30, 1778; resi- 
dence, Mansfield ; enlisted for town of Mansfield ; mustered by State and Con- 
tinental JNIuster Masters; also, Capt. Knap's co.. Col. Shepard's (3d) regt.; 
muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778, dated Providence ; also, Corporal, same 
CO. and regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, made 
up to Feb. 1, 1779 ; also. Private, .same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March and 
April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted May 1, 1777; enlistment, 3 years ; re- 
ported with Gen. Gates. 

Shirtleff, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's co. ; service, 2 days, on an 
alarm [year not given, probably 1775]. 

Shirtleff, Jonathan (also given Jonathan, Jr.). Private, Capt. Joseph Rich- 
ards's co.. Col. Gill's regt. ; entered service Aug. 11, 1779; discharged Sept. 13 
(also given Sept. 11), 1779; service, 1 mo. 3 days; company formed part of a 
detachment of 400 men which marched to Rhode Island to serve for 1 month 
mider Capt. Samuel Fisher. Roll dated Stoughton. 

Shirtleff, Joseph. Quarter Master, Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) regt. ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 1, 1777 ; re- 
ported promoted to Commissary General's department Sept. 1, 1777 ; also, same 
regt. ; return of men who were in service subsequent to Jan. 1, 1777 ; reported 
transferred to Quartermaster General's department. 

Shirtleff, Simeon, Stoughton. Private, Capt. "William Briggs's co.. Col. Joseph 
Read's (20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 26, 1775 ; 
also. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Beal's co., Col. Jacob Garish 's (Gerrish's) regt. 
of guards; engaged July 5, 1778; discharged Dec. 13, 1778; service, 5 mos. 9 
days ; company drafted in July, 1778, to guard stores and troops of convention 
at and about Boston ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Boston, Aug. 
14, 1778; tenn, fi months, to expire Jan. 1, 1779; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph 
Richards's co.. Col. Gill's regt. ; entered service Aug. 11, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 
13 (also given Sept. 11), 1779; service, 1 mo. 3 days; company formed part of 
a detachment of 400 men which marched to Rhode Island to serve for 1 month 
under Capt. Samuel Fisher; roll dated Stoughton. 

Shirtlief, Gideon. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's 
regt. ; marched April 6, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days ; 
company raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights. 

Shirtlief, "William, Barre (also given New Rutland) . List of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from 7th "Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. 
Benjamin Nye and Capt. "William Henry ; residence, Barre ; engaged for town 
of Barre ; joined Capt. Haynes'sco. ; also. Private, Capt. Peter Page's co.. Col. 
Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
June 1, 1779; reported deserted June 1, 1779, but returned to duty; also, (late) 
Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co., Col. "Wigglesworth's regt.; return of men who 
were in service Aug. 15, 1777; also, Capt. Joseph McNall's co.. Col. Edward 
"Wigglesworth's regt.; return [year not given]; residence. New Rutland; en- 
gaged for town of New Rutland ; mustered by Col. Barrett; also, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge ; also, same co. and 



164 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shiktlief, William, co7itinued. 

regt. ; payroll for Oct., 1778; also, Capt. Peter Page's co.. Col. Edward "Wig- 
glesworth's regt.; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; 
enlisted Nov. 16, 1776 ; enlistment, during war ; reported on command at Boston 
Neck. 

Shirtlieff, Barnabas, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Seth Banister's co.. Col. Shep- 
ard's (4tli) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, 
to May 1,1780; residence, Mansfield ; a^so, .same co. and regt. ; return made up 
for the year 1780, dated West Point ; reported discharged May 1, 1780. 

Shirtlieff, Levi, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co., Col. Cotton's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
8 days. 

Shirtlif, Amasa, Attleborough. Sergeant, Major's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 31, 1780; 
also, descriptive list dated Jan. 10, 1780 [81] ; Capt. Nehemiah Emerson's co., 
10th Mass. regt.; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, light; hair, 
light; rank. Sergeant; residence, Attleborough ; engaged Dec. 19, 1779, by Maj. 
Knap; term, during war. 

Shirtliff, Jonas, Rutland District. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knoulton's co.. Col. 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights [year 
not given] ; mileage for 67 miles allowed said Shirtliff. 

Shirtliff, Jonas. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; 
service, lOi days, including travel home ; company served in the Jerseys ; war- 
rant for pay allowed in Council Aug. 12, 1777. 

Shirtliff, Jonathan. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Lapham's co., Col. Reed's 
regt. ; muster roll dated May 9, 1778 ; commissioned March 27, 1778 ; term, 
3 months from April 2, 1778 ; also. Lieutenant, same co. and regt. ; service from 
April 1, 1778, to July 3, 1778, at Cambridge. 

Shirtliff, Robert. Petition signed by Deborah Gannett, presented in Jan., 1792, 
stating that the petitioner under the name of Robert Shirtliff enlisted May 20, 
1782, into the Continental Army for the term of 3 years and was mustered into 
the service by Capt. Eliphalet Thorp, at Worcester, May 23, 1782, and served 
in Capt. George Webb's co., Col. Shepard's (later Col. Jackson's) 4th regt., 
mitil discharged by Gen. Knox at West Point Oct. 25, 1783; that the petitioner 
had performed her duty faithfully as a soldier and was womided in an engage- 
ment at Tarrytown, N. Y., and had never received any pa5mient for her ser- 
vice in the army, and requesting that compensation might be allowed her; 
petition granted and the sum of £34 with interest from Oct. 23, 1783, allowed 
said Deborah Gannett (Robert Shirtliff) by resolve of Jan. 20, 1792. 

Shirtliff, Samuel. Private, Capt. William Weston's co. ; service from July 1, 
1776, to date of discharge, Sept. 28, 1776 ; reported entered service June 19, 1776 ; 
company stationed at the Gurnet for defence of Plymouth harbor. 

Shirtliff, Silas. Capt. Lawrance Kemp's co. of Hampshire Co. militia; entered 
service May 10, 1777; discharged July 17, 1777; service, 2 mos. 9 days, under 
Col. David Wells in Northern department. Roll dated Shelburne. 

Shirtliff, William, Mansfield. Private ; pay roll for 6 months men belonging to 
the town of Mansfield raised for service in the Continental Army during 1780; 
marched to camp July 10, 1780 ; discharged Dec. -, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 6 days, 
including travel (200 miles) home. 

Shirtliff, William, Winchester. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's regt.; muster roll dated Cauip at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; 
enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 ; i-eported re-engaged Nov. 15, 1776, m Capt. Fairfield's 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 165 



Shirtliff, "William, continued. 

CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt., but to remain in Col. Whitcomb's regt. until 
Dec. 31, 1770; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 25, 1781; Col. John 
Greaton's (3d) regt. ; age, 27 yrs. ; .stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, 
dark ; eyes, blue ; residence, Winchester ; enlisted Feb. 2, 1777, by Ensign 
Phelps; enlistment, during war. 

Shirtliff, William. Private, Capt. Jonah Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll swoni to at Middleborough. 

Shirtluff, Levi. Sergeant, Capt. Callender's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artillery) 
regt. ; Continental Ai-my pay accounts for service from April 15, 1777, to 
March 17, 1778; reported deserted; also, Capt. William Perkins's co.. Col. 
Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for Sept. and Oct., 1777 ; also, Matross, same co. and 
regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Shirts, Henry. Private, Capt. Leonard Bleeker's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's 
(l.st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and INIarch, 1781, dated West 
Point; enlistment, during war; reported deserted March 1, 1781. 

Shitlea, Robert, Marblehead. Private, Capt. William Courtis's co.. Col. John 
Glover's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted Jmie 3, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos. 3 days. 

Shitler, Robert, Marblehead. Col. Glover's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed 
by said Shitler and others, dated Cambridge, Jime 27, 1775, and endorsed 
"Capt. Will'm Lee;" also, Private, Capt. William Curtis's (1st) co.. Col. 
John Glover's (21st) regt. ; company retxirn [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for money in lieu of boimty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 21, 1775. 

Shitz, Leopold, Boston. List of men raised in Suffolk Co., agreeable to resolve of 
April 20, 1778, as returned by Stephen Badlam, Superintendent for said county, 
dated Dorchester; also, descriptive list of men raised by the town of Boston 
to reinforce the Contmental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of 
their arrival at Fishkill, returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam, Super- 
intendent for Suffolk Co., by Capt. Robert Davis, at Roxbury, June 4, 1778, to 
be delivered to Brig. Gen. Warner, at Fishkill; Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) 
regt.; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, 
blue ; nationality, German ; residence, Boston. 

Shiveley, George. Fifer, Capt. Lawrence Keene's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Shiverich, Joseph. Private, Capt. Mason Wottles's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
regt.; return for wages for the year 1782; wages allowed said Shivericli for 
12 mos. 

Shiverick, . [This name also appears under the fomi of Sheverick, Shifirick, 

Shiverich, Shivirick, Shivrick.] 

Shiverick, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co.. Col. John Cushing's 
regt.; marched Sept. 2(5, 1776; service, 57 days, at Rhode Island; roll dated 
Newport and sworn to at Falmouth ; also, list of men belonging to a company 
stationed at Naushon who signed a petition for increase of wages or their dis- 
charge if such request was not complied with, dated Naushon, Aug. 10, 1777. 

Shiverick, Joseph. Order on Capt. Heywood, Agent, 6th Mass. regt., payable to 
Lot Price, dated Falmouth, March 30, 1784, signed by said Shiverick, for 
arrears of pay and clothing. 

Shiverick, Nathaniel. List of prisoners landed at Falmouth Sept. 2, 1777, and 
delivered to said Shiverick, Chairman of the committee of the town of Fal- 
mouth, by Capt. Josiah Godfrey. 



166 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shiverick, Samuel, Falmouth (probably) . Capt. Baracbiah Bassett's co. ; pay 
abstract for mileage to and from camp at Cambridge, dated Jan. 13, 1776; 
mileage for 1(J8 miles allowed said Shiverick ; also, Private, Capt. Joseph 
Palmer's co., Col. Freeman's regt. ; service, 8 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth 
and Falmouth in Sept., 1778; roll sworn to in Barnstable Co. ; also, .same co. 
and regt. ; service, 9 days ; company marched on alarms at Falmouth Feb. 4, 
April 2, and May 16, 1779 ; roll sworn to in Barnstable Co. 

Shiverick, Thomas. Private, Capt. Jolm Grannis's co. ; enlisted June 27, 1775 ; 
service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 20 days; company stationed at Elizabeth 
Islands ; also, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co.. Col. Freeman's regt. ; service, 8 days, 
on an alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth in Sept., 1778; roll sworn to in 
Barnstable Co. 

Shivirick, David. Private, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co., Col. Freeman's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 6 days ; company marched on alarms at Falmouth Feb. 4, April 2, and 
May 16, 1779. Roll sworn to in Barnstable Co. 

Shivirick, Jos. Private, Capt. Jcseph Palmer's co., Col. Freeman's regt. ; service, 
6 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth in Sept., 1778; roll sworn to 
in Barnstable Co. ; also, Drummer, same co. and regt. ; service, 2 days ; com- 
pany marched on alarms at Falmouth Feb. 4, Aj^ril 2, and May 16, 1779; roll 
swoni to in Barnstable Co. 

Shivrick, Joseph. Private, Cajit. Abel Holden's co., commanded by Capt. Mason 
"Wottles subsequent to May 1, 1781, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; 
return for wages for the year 1781 ; wages allowed said Shivrick from April 24, 
1781, to Dec. 31, 1781, 8 mos. 7 days. 

Shivrick, Thomas, Falmouth, Barnstable Co. Private, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co. 
of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Shoales, Richard. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in 
the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Suiierintendent ; age, 
17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in.; complexion, light; occupation, shoemaker; en- 
gaged for town of Westiield ; engaged March 20, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Shoals [Richard]. Account dated Westfield, Sept. 4, 1781, rendered by the town 
of Westfield, for bounties jiaid said Shoals and others to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Shoars, Zephaniah. Private, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co.. Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt.; service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, 
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Shobee, John, Boston. Matross, Capt. Stephen Buckland's co., Col. John Crane's 
(3d Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 18, 
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; also, return made by order of Gen. 
Heath, dated West Point, Jan. 9, 1781; Capt. Samuel Shaw's co., 3d Artillery 
regt. ; engaged Jan. 18, 1777, by Sergt. Tracy ; term, during war. 

Shobey, John. Matross, Capt. Samuel Shaw's co.. Col. John Crane's (3d Artillery) 
regt.; muster rolls for Feb. and March, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, 
during war; also, muster roll for April, 1781, dated North Redoubt. 

Shoby, John, Wiscasset. Matross, Capt. Stephen Buckland's co., Col. John Crane's 
(3d Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 
1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, same co. and regt.; return of men who were in 
service prior to Aug. 1, 1777, and who had not been absent .subsequently except 
by leave of proper authority, certified at Park of Artillery near Morristown, 
Jan. 28, 1780 ; also, list of men entitled to $20 or 200 acres of land, agreeable to 
resolve of March 5, 1801 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; residence, Wiscasset. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 167 

Shockley, Joseph. Private, Capt. Francis Green's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlisted July 30, 1780; 
discharged Jan. 30, 1781 ; enlistment, (i months. 

Shockley, Samuel. List of men who marched from Dartmouth to camp under 
command of Capt. Benjamin Dillingham and arrived there Feb. 15, 177G. 

Shockley, Samuel. List dated Sept. 12, 1777, of prisoners sent on shore at Sheepscot 
river and Townsend from His Majesty's shiii "Rainbow," and certified Nov. 
10, 1777, by George Collier, as having been liberated by him without receipts 
being given for them as there were no Selectmen to sign at places above named. 

Shockley, Samuel. Midshipman, ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John 
Foster "Williams ; engaged Oct. 20, 1780 ; service, C mos. 15 days ; reported 
captured May 5, 1781; also, same vessel and commander; wages allowed from 
May 5, 1781, to date of return from captivity, Aug. 14, 1782, 15 mos. 9 days. 

Shoe, Godfrey. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax to 
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. 
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

Shoe, Jacob. List of prisoners sent in the cartel "Silver Eel" from Halifax to 
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. 
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

Shoe, S. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax to Boston 
Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. Fox, 
Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

Shoemake, AbrahjVM. Private, 1st division, Capt. Squire Millerd's co.. Col. "Water- 
man's regt. ; service from Jan. 9, 1777, to Feb. 3, 1777, 31 days ; also, copy of a 
company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millerd, for wages for service from Jan. 
9, 1777, to Feb. 8, 1777, dated "Warwick; also, list of men drafted from Capt. 
Squire Millard's (2d "Warwick) co. Sept. 28 [year not given] 

Shoemaker, . Lieutenant, 1st Pennsylvania battalion ; list of officers returned 

as prisoners, dated New York, Sept. 5, 1776. 

Shoemaker, . 1st Pennsylvania battalion ; list of officers returned as prisoners, 

dated New York, Sept. 5, 177<J. 

Shoemaker, Anthony. Petition dated Boston, Sept. 8, 1779, signed by Samuel 
Broome, asking that said Shoemaker be commissioned as commander of the 
ship " America " (privateer) bound on voyage to "Virginia and France ; ordered 
in Council Sept. 8, 1778 [9], that a commission be issued. 

Shoeman, Andrew, Salem. List of prisoners sent from New York in the cartel 
" Rising Empire," as returned by Commissary Godfrey [year not given]. 

Shoery, John. Descriptive list of deserters from the corps of guards, as returned 
by C. Gibbs, Major Commandant, dated Headquarters, Morristown, N. J., May 
22,1780; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7f in. ; complexion, dark; engaged for town 
of Berwick; term, during war; reported deserted March 11, 1780. 

Shofe, John, Fitchburg. Private, Capt. Munro's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 1, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; muster roll 
for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated "Van Schaick's Island and sworn to in Camp at Still- 
water ; enlisted April 5 (also given April 1) , 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, 
same co. and regt.; muster roll for Nov., 1777, sworn to at Camp near the 
"Gulf;" reported sick at Fishkill ; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for 
Dec, 1777, sworn to in Camp at Valley Forge ; reported sick at Fishkill ; also, 
same co. and regt.; return dated Feb. 2, 1778; residence, Fitchburg; enlisted 
for town of Fitchburg; mustered by Middlesex Co. Muster Master; also, same 



168 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shofe, John, continued. 

CO. and regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-May, 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge ; re- 
ported sick at Fishkill in Jan. and Feb., 1778, sick and absent in March, 1778, 
sick in hospital at Fishkill in April, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster 
roll for June, 1778, dated Camp Greenwich ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
roll for July and Aug., 1778, dated Camp Providence ; reported on main guard ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1778, dated Camp at Providence ; 
reported deserted Sept. 25, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for 
March-Jime, 1779, dated Providence ; reported on command at "Warwick in 
May, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for July, 1779 ; repoi'ted a 
wagoner; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1779, dated Camp 
at Salem ; reported transferred to (late) Capt. Munro's co. Sept. 1, 1779. 

Shoff, John, Fitchburg. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
Capt. Jonathan Wood's co., 8th Worcester Co. regt., as returned to Col. Abijali 
Stams (Stearns), dated Dec. 20, 1777; residence, Fitchburg; engaged for town 
of Fitchburg; joined Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; term, 
3 years. 

Shokley, Joseph. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield 
July 31, 1780 ; age, 26 yi's. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for 
town of Dartmouth ; arrived at Springfield July 30, 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 31, 1780, under command of Capt. Greenleaf. 

Sholes, . [This name also appears under the form of Shoales, Shoals, Sholls.] 

Sholes, Nathan. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's (1st 
Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for Jan.-Dec, 1777 ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777 ; 
enlistment, during war; rejiorted deserted Jan. 1, 1777. 

Sholes, Richard. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
March 20, 1781, 21 mos. 12 days; also, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's (1st) co., 5th 
Mass. regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1782; reported jomed from (late) 10th Mass. 
regt. ; also, Capt. Smith's co., 5th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. David 
Cobb ; muster roll for Jan., 1783. 

Sholls, Richard. Capt. Sylvanus Smith's (1st) co., 5th Mass. regt. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. David Cobb; muster roll for Feb., 1783; reported as having 
been succeeded by Nathaniel Jordins. 

Shomeway, Reuben, Belchertown. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire 
Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. 
Bodwell's CO., Col. Porter's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, 
light ; residence, Belchertown ; arrived at Fishkill June 16, 1778. 

Shomeway, Stephen, Belchertown. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire 
Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. 
Bodwell's CO., Col. Porter's regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, 
light ; residence, Belchertown ; arrived at Fishkill June 16, 1778. 

Shomway, Reuben. List of men raised in Hampshire Co. for the term of 9 months 
from the time of tlieir arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, 
July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Belcliertown ; arrived at Fishkill June 16, 
1778. 

Shomway, Stephen. List of men raised in Hampshire Co. for the term of 9 months 
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, 
July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Belchertown ; arrived at Fishkill June 16, 
1778. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 169 

Shon, . [This name also appears imder the form of Shawn.] 

Shon, George, Sandwich. Private, 6th co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (14th) regt. ; 
Contmental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 10, 1777, to July 14, 1777; 
reported missing July -, 1777 ; also reported deceased ; also, Capt. John Rus- 
sell's CO., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of 
entering service, Jan. 10 [1777], to March 21 [1777] ; credited witli 82 days sub- 
sistence, including allowance for 11 days (220 miles) travel on march from Bos- 
ton to Bennington ; a?so, same CO. and regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence. 
Sandwich ; enlisted for town of Sandwich ; mustered by County and Conti- 
nental Muster Masters ; reported died July 10, 1777. 

Shon, George. Private, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John Clous- 
ton ; engaged Oct. 28, 1776 ; service to Dec. 27, 1776, 1 mo. 30 days. 

Shon, John, Stonington (also given Norwich) . Private, Capt. Nathan Peters's co.. 
Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 
16, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 21 daj's ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; re- 
ported discharged Oct. 1, 1775. 

Shon, Samuel, Stonmgton (also given Norwich) . Private, Capt. Nathan Peters's 
CO., Col. Timothy Danielson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
May 16, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 21 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; 
also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Eoxbury, 
Nov. 20, 1775. 

Shonhen, John. Private, Capt. Pettengill's co.. Col. Baldwin's regt. ; list of men 
returned as having received advance pay, dated Camp at New York, April 23, 
1776. 

Shoot, Adam. Seaman (probably), brigantine "Rising Empire," commanded by 
Capt. Richard \yiiellen ; engaged July 16, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 4, 1776 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 19 days. Roll sworn to in Bristol Co. 

Shoot, Jacob. Private, Capt. Peter "Woodbury's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted July 6, 1778; discliarged Nov. 9, 1778; service, 4 mos. 4 days, 
at Cambridge. Roll dated Lancaster. 

Shoot, William. Private, Capt. Thomas Romery's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discliarged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 123 days, in- 
cluding 16 days (.320 miles) travel home ; comj)any marched from York Co. to 
Manchester to join army under Gen. Gates. 

Shoote, Adam, Plymouth. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co., 1st Plymouth Co. regt., dated Feb. 21 
[1778]; residence, Plymouth: engaged for town of Plymouth; joined Capt. 
George Donliam's co., Col. Rally's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Shootwell, Caleb, Hatfield. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Seth INIurray's co.. Col. Pomeroy's (Hampshire Co.) I'egt., 
endorsed "1777;" residence, Hatfield; engaged for town of Hatfield; joined 
Capt. Stoddard's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Shofer, Anthony, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Jonathan Cogswell's (3d Essex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. 
Farley ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Ipswich ; joined Capt. Allen's 
CO., Col. Alden's regt.; term, during war; also, list of men mustered by 
Nathaniel Barber, Muster INLister for Suffolk Co., dated Bo.ston, Feb. 15, 1778; 
Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Alden's regt. ; reported received State bounty. 

Shoper, William. List of men raised for Continental service from Col. Benjamin 
Haws's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt. [year not given] ; engaged for town of jMedfield ; 
joined Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Alden's regt. ; term, during war. [See William 
Sob on.] 



170 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shoppe, Anthony, Chandler's River. List of United States pensioners made up to 
Dec. 31, 1787, as returned by John Lucas, Commissary of Pensions ; Capt. May- 
nard's co., 7th Mass. regt. ; age, 24 yrs. ; residence. Chandler's River; pen- 
sioned Dec. 31, 1782. 

Shoppo, . [This name also appears imder the form of Shappo, Showier, Shoi^pe, 

Shopps, Shupiio.] 

Shoppo, Anton (also given Antony and Anthony) , " Tomony " (Germany) . Pri- 
vate, 6th CO., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army i^ay accounts for service 
from Feb. 2, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, " Tomony " (Germany) ; also, 
(late) Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Jonas Parker, (late) Col. Icha- 
bod Alden's ((Jth) regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1778, dated Cherry Valley; en- 
listed Feb. 2 [1778] ; enlistment, 3 years; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
for March and April, 1779, dated Fort " Harkemer ; " also, Capt. Parker's co.. 
Col. Brooks's regt.; Continental Army j)ay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 
1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Parker's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; also, (late) Capt. 
Parker's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.; muster rolls for Feb., March, and 
April, 1781, dated West Point; also, Capt. Jonathan Majmard's co., Lieut. 
Col. Brooks's regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point ; also, muster 
rolls for June and July, 1781; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at 
Peekskill; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781; reported on command with light 
infantry from Feb., 1781 ; also, return of the sick belongmg to 1st Mass. brigade 
in hospital at New Windsor, dated Dec. 24, 1781 ; said Shopjio reported as 
belonging to 7th Mass. regt. ; also, Capt. Majniard's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; 
muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Jan., 1782; reported sick in quarters m Oct. and 
Nov., 1781, sick in hospital in Dec, 1781, and Jan., 1782; also, Capt. Jonathan 
Maynard's (6th) co., 7th Mass. regt. ; muster rolls for March, April, May, July, 
Aug., Oct., and Nov., 1782 ; reported sick at New Windsor in March, 1782, sick 
in hospital in April, 1782, sick at New Windsor in May, July, and Aug., 1782; 
also, Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen's (8th) co., 7th Mass. regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 
1782, and Jan., 1783; reported discharged on pension Dec. 31, 1782. 

Shopps, Anton, Boston. Descriptive list endorsed " January 11th 1781;" Lieut. 
Col. Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 19 yrs; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; 
hair, light ; birthplace, Germany ; residence, Boston ; enlisted March -, 1779, 
by Lieut. Trowbridge. 

Shore, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Moses Montague's co., Col. Israel Chapen's 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, 
at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home; regiment raised to 
reiiiforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shores, . [This name also appears under the form of Shoars, Shore.] 

Shores, Benjamin. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Robert Crosman, Jr.'s 1st (Taunton) co., 
3d Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by tlie several com- 
panies in said regiment, as returned by George Williams and James Williams, 
Jr., field officers, dated April 10, 177() ; ordered in Council April 13, 1776, that 
said officers be commissioned; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Nehemiah Pratt's co.. 
Col. Mitchell's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. George 
Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; service, 8 days ; company marched to Tiver- 
ton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Shores, Benjamin, Jr., Taimton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co.. Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 26 days ; company marched from Taunton 
to Rehoboth, thence to Bristol, thence to Providence, and thence home. Roll 
dated Nov. 5, 1777. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 171 

Shores, Edmund, Taunton. Private, 4tli co., Col. Gamaliel Bradfoixl's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Anny pay accounts for service from Feb. 19, 1777, to March 3, 1779 ; 
reported discharged; also, Capt. James Cooper's co.. Col. Bradford's (12th) 
regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enli.stment, Feb. 19, 1777, to April 
30, 1777 ; credited with 70 days allowance ; also, return of men who were in 
camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777 ; reported joined May 1, 1777 ; also reported 
"Absent Ever Sence Feb'y " [year not given]; also, return dated Feb. 1, 
1778; residence, Taunton; enlisted for town of Taunton; musterea by County 
and Continental Muster Masters; term, 3 years; also, descriptive list of men 
raised to reinforce the Contmental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable 
to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, 
by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 25, 1780 ; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Taunton ; marched to camp 
July 25, 1780, imder command of Capt. Park ; also, pay roll for 6 months men 
raised by the town of Tamiton for service in the Continental Amiy during 1780 ; 
marched to camp July 25, 1780; discharged Aug. 30, 1780; service, 1 mo. 15 
days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. 

Shores, James. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Grant's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt. ; en- 
tered service Aug. 14, 1777; discharged Oct. 23, 1777; .service, 85 days, with 
Northern army, including 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; company dis- 
charged at Queman's Heights. 

Shores, Thomas. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax to 
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. 
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

Shores, Zephaniah. Sergeant, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 9 days ; 
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and there 
served under Gen. Heith. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth. 

Shorey, . [This name also appears xmder the form of Chorey, Shoery, Shorrey, 

Shory.] 

Shorey, Jacob, Rehoboth. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's and Capt. Isaac 
Burr's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; also, 
Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; service, 16 
days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 
8, 1776. 

Shorey, Jacob. Copy of a list of men belonging to Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co., 
Col. Thomas Cai'penter's regt., stationed at " Obdik New Town " for 1 month, 
dated July 20, 1777. 

Shorey, Jacob. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown'sco., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
service between Aug. 1, 1780, and Aug. 8, 1780, 8 days ; company marched from 
Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and there served 
under Gen. Heath. 

Shorey, John, Berwick. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbard's co., Col. James Scam- 
mon's (30tli) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 5, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 4 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including 
abstract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty 
coat dated Dec. 21, 1775. 

Shorey, John, Berwick. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's (13th) 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 21, 1777, to Feb. 
1, 1780; also, Capt. Daniel Pillsbury's co.. Col. Edward Wiggleswortli's regt. ; 
return [year not given] ; residence, Berwick; engaged for town of Berwick; 
mustered by County Muster Master; term, 3 years. 



172 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shorey, John, Rehobotli. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's and Capt. Isaac 
Burr's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 daj^s. 

Shorey, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on 
the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Shorey, John. Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) 
regt.; entered service Aug. 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 
6 days, at Rhode Island. 

Shorey, John. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; service between Aug. 1, 1780, and Aug. 8, 1780, 7 days ; company 
marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and 
there served under Gen. Heath. 

Shorey, John, Jr. Copy of a list of men belonging to Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's 
CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt., stationed at " Obdik New Town" for 1 
month, dated July 20, 1777. 

Shorey, Miles, Rehoboth. Sergeant, Capt. John Perry's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 27, 1775, 1 week 1 day ; 
also, Capt. John Perry's co.. Col. Timothy "Walker's (22d) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 4 days; 
also, order for bounty coat dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 26, 1775; also, copy 
of a list of men belonging to Cajit. John Pam's co. stationed at Winter Hill 
and Dorchester for about 2 months and dismissed April 1, 1776; also, Capt. 
Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; service, 2 days; 
company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 
1776; also. Sergeant, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 
1780, and there served under Gen. Heath. 

Shorey, Samuel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt. ; service from July 20, 1777, 1 mo. 5 days, at Rhode Island, 
including travel to camj) at Bristol and from Providence home to Rehoboth. 
also, Cai^t. Jabez Barney's co.. Col. Drury's regt. ; marched July 18, 1781; en- 
listed July 23, 1781 ; joined regiment at West Point Aug. 8, 1781 ; discharged 
Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 27 days, at West Point, by order of His Excellency 
John Hancock, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; residence, Reho- 
both ; engaged for town of Swanzey ; reported on command at Fort Consti- 
tution ; regiment detached from militia to reinforce Contmental Army for 
3 months. 

Shorey, Samuel. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbord's co. ; enlisted Jan. 22, 1776; 
service to Nov. 13, 1776, 9 mos. 23 days; company stationed at Kittery Pomt 
and Old York for defence of seacoast. 

Shorrey, Samuel. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Coinmi.ssioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 11, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. 1 in.; complexion, light; en- 
gaged for town of Rehoboth ; marched to camp July 11, 1780, mider command 
of Capt. George Webb. 

Short, . [This name also appears under the form of Shott.] 

Short, Asa, Adamstown. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a retiirn dated Camp Toto- 
way, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Private, Capt. Job Sumner's co.. Col. John Greaton's 
(3d) regt.; mu.ster roll for Oct., 1780; enlisted June 26, 1780; enlistment, 6 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 173 

Short, Asa, continued. 

months ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Adams for ser- 
vice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched June 22, 1780 ; discharged 
Dec. 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. 21 days, including travel (140 miles) home. 

Short, Barns, Newbury. Private, Capt. Thomas Noyes, 3d's co., which marched 
April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at 
Cambridge ; service, 4 days. 

Short, Daniel, Taunton. Private, Capt. Ichabod Leonard's Gth (Taunton) co., 
Col. George Williams's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; service, 21 days ; company marched 
to Warren, via Eehoboth, on the alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776; also, 
returns of service rendered by men belonging to the company commanded by 
Capt. Edward Blake after April -, 1776 ; said Short appears among men who 
went with Capt. Fales in Jan., 1778, to serve for 3 months at Slade's Ferry; 
reported as having been hired by Elkanah Tisdel who was drafted ; also. 
Corporal, Capt. Pelatiah Eddy's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt.; entered 
service March 29, 1779; discharged April 15, 1779; service, 18 days, at Rhode 
Island ; company detached from militia and marched from Taunton to Tiver- 
ton, R. I.; also, Capt. Ichabod Leonard's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) 
brigade; service, 8 days; company marched from Taunton to Tiverton, R. I., 
on tlie alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. 

Short, Ebenezer. Corporal, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted 
Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Dec. 23, 1776; service, 14 days, on an alarm at Bris- 
tol, R. T. Roll sworn to at Swanzey. 

Short, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days, 
at Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm ; company raised for 6 days service ; roll sworn 
to at Rehoboth ; also, Lievit. Samuel Brown's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, 
and there served under Gen. Heath. 

Short, James, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Shearman's co., Col. John Hath- 
away's (Bristol Co.) regt.; service, 23 days; company raised to support the 
Lines near Rhode Island on an alarm and stationed at Slade's Ferry from Ajiril 
20, 1777, to May 13, 1777; also, descriptive list of men mustered by James 
Leonard, ISIuster Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the tenn of 
9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 
20, 1778, dated Taunton, June 1, 1778; Capt. Peleg Peck's 4th (Swanzey) co.. 
Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
6 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, black ; eyes, black ; residence, Swanzey ; engaged 
for town of Swanzey; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan War- 
ner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; arrived at Fishkill June 
19, 1778. 

Short, James. Seaman, brigantine " Independence," commanded by Capt. Simeon 
Samson; engaged Nov. 6, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 1 mo. 24 days; also, 
same vessel and commander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; service to July 5, 1777. 
6 mos. 5 days. 

Short, John, Bo.ston. Descriptive list of men mustered to serve m the Continen- 
tal Army, as returned by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Siiffolk Co., 
dated Boston, April 26, 1780 : Col. Crane's regt. ; age, 32 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; 
com jilexion, dark: occupation, gentleman soldier ; residence, Boston ; mustered 
by Lieut. Ingersol; term, during war; reported received State bounty. 



174 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Short, John, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 12 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Clajj's co., 
Col. Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 6 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; reported deserted. 

Short, Manasseh. Private, Lieut. John Dryer's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; service, 8 days; comjiany marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on 
the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co., Col. John 
Hathaway's regt. ; service from April 21, 1777, 23 days ; company stationed at 
Tiverton, R. I. ; also, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. "Williams's regt. ; ser- 
vice from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton; roll dated Rehoboth; 
also, Capt. Simeon Cole's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service 
Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 6, 1780; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Tiver- 
ton, R. I. 

Short, Moses, Nevrbury. Private, Capt. Silas Adams's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt.; 
service, 2 mos., probably m May and June, 1777; 10 days (200 mile.s) travel 
also allowed to and from place of rendezvous; roll endorsed "for 2 Months 
Service at R Island ; " also, Capt. Oliver Titcomb's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 5, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 29 days; 
company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Short, Philip. Private, Lieut. John Drj^er's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
service, 4 days ; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm 
of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Short, Shubael, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. John 
Hathaway's regt. ; service from April 21, 1777, 23 days ; company stationed at 
Tiverton, R. I. ; also, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. George "Williams's regt. ; en- 
tered service Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 1 day, under 
Maj . Gen. Spencer on a secret expedition ; company stationed at Tiverton, R . I. ; 
also, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt.; entered service Jan. 
1, 1778; discharged April 1, 1778; service, 3 mos. 1 day; regiment stationed at 
"Wanvick, R. I. ; also, descriptive list of men mustered bj' James Leonard, 
Muster Master, to serve in the Contmental Army for the term of 9 months from 
the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, dated 
Taunton, June 1, 1778; Capt. Peleg Sherman's 2d (Swanzey) co.. Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; hair, black ; eyes, black ; residence, Swanzey ; engaged for town of 
Swanzey ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan "Warner, Commis- 
sioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778 ; also. 
Private, Capt. Nathaniel Ide's co.. Col. Carpenter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 
1779; discharged Sept. 15, 1779; service, 1 mo.; travel (44 miles) allowed to 
and from camp at Providence; companj^ detached from militia to serve at 
Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fisher ; also, Capt. 
Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 9 days ; comi)any marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alann ; by order of Col. Slead all the men in Swanzey were joined in one 
company under Cai:)t. Peck, the other officers refusing to serve. 

Short, Siloam. Private, Capt. Abijah Rowlee's co. ; company retuiTi endorsed 
" July 6 1775." 

Short, Simeon. List of men appearing on a fragment of a roll from which no par- 
ticulars can be gathered, endorsed " Ent'd on Original Roll by M'r Gorham." 

Shorter, "William. Private, Capt. Lawrence Keene's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 175 

Shortly, Samuel. List of i^risoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax 
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. 
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

Shortridg, . General order dated Headquarters Ticonderoga, Sept. 6, 1776, 

taken from Col. Ephraim "Wheelock's Orderly Book ; Lieut. Benjamin Kimbal 
Ijromoted to Captain, vice said Shortridg, Captain, Col. Poor's regt., deceased. 

Shory, John. List of men mustered by Joseph Bragdon, Jr., Muster Master for 
York Co., dated York, May 30, 1777; Capt. Pilsberry'sco., Col.Wigglesworth's 
regt. ; credited to town of Berwick ; reported received State bounty. 

Shory, John. Capt. Esaias Preble's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; 
marched from home April 4, 1778; service, 3 mos. 3 days, at Winter Hill, in- 
cluding travel (80 miles) home ; company detached from militia to serve from 
April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778. 

Shory, Miles, Rehoboth. Sergeant, Capt. John Perrj's co., Col. Timothy Walker's 
regt.; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, Capt. James Hills's co.. Col. 
Williams's regt. ; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton. 

Shory, Samuel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Joseph Willmark's (Willmarth's) co., 
Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; entered service March 14, 1779; discharged April 
12, 1779 ; service, 30 days, at Howland's Ferry ; also, list of men raised for the 
6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men 
raised by the town of Rehoboth for service in the Contmental Army during 
1780 ; marched to West Point July 7, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 14, 1780 ; service, 
5 mos. 17 days, mcluding 10 days (200 miles) travel home. 

Shot, Thomas. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of June 9, 1779, as retiirned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent 
for said county, Nov. 24, 1779; engaged for town of Westford. [See Thomas 
Scott.] 

Shott, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's co. ; entered service July 19, 1775 ; 
discharged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 5 mos. 25 days, in defence of seacoast. 

Shottwell, Caleb, Whatcly. Listof men raised to serve in the Contmental Army, 
as returned by Lieut. Thomas Sanderson and Capt. Salmon White, sworn to 
April 5, 1779; residence, Whately; engaged for town of Whately; term, 
3 years. [Name crossed out on roll.] 

Shotwell, . [This name also appears under the form of Chootwell, Shootwell, 

Shottwell.] 

Shotwell, Caleb, alias Caleb Chotwell. List of men returned by a committee 
for settling disputes between towns in Hampshire co. as to soldiers credited 
to them, attested at Northampton, April Ki, 1779; said Shotwell claimed by 
Whately and Hatfield ; allowed to Hatfield. 

Shoults, Christian. Matross, Capt. Joseph Balch's (1st) co., Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; service between Aug. 1, 1777, and Oct. 1, 1777, 30 days. Roll 
sworn to at Boston. [See Joshua Schultz and Joan Shoults.] 

Shoults, Joan. Capt. Balch's (1st) co. ; return of men belonging to the State regi- 
ment of artillery entitled to an additional bounty of £15, as returned by Col. T. 
Crafts, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778. [See Joshua Schultz and Christian 
Shoults.] 

Shovey, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) battalion; 
reported received State bounty. 



176 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shovins, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew on board the armed ship 
"Deane," commanded by Capt. Elisha Hinman, dated Boston, Nov. -, 1780; 
age, 16yrs. ; complexion, dark; occupation, mariner; reported as belonging to 
Massachusetts. 

Show, Joseph. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's (15th) 
regt. ; muster roll for July, 1780, dated Camp " tenack ; " enlisted July 5, 1780 ; 
enlistment, 6 months. 

Shradon, Thomas, Boston. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Edward Mitchell's regt., dated Bridgewater, March 30, 1778; resi- 
dence, Boston ; engaged for town of Bridgewater; joined Capt. Robert Allen's 
CO., Col. Alden's regt. ; term, during war. 

Shrev, Godfrey, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
6 days. 

Shreve, . [This name also appears under the form of Shrev, Shrive, Sreve.] 

Shreve, Godfrey, Rochester. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777; Capt. Pope's co.. Col. 
Shepard's regt.; reported received State bounty; also. Private, Capt. Isaac 
Pope's CO., Col. "William Sheppard's (3d) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 30 mos. as 
Private, 6 mos. as Corporal ; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ; 
residence, Rochester ; enlisted for town of Rochester ; mustei'ed by Continental 
Muster Master; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for July, Aug., 
Oct., and Nov., 1778, March and April, 1779, dated Camp at Providence; en- 
listed Nov. 30, 1776 ; enlistment, during war ; reported on command at the shore 
in March and April, 1779; also. Corporal and Sergeant, same co. and regt.; 
Continental Army i)ay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
reported as serving 6 mos. 20 days as Corporal, 5 mos. 10 days as Sergeant ; also. 
Corporal, same co. and regt. ; return made up for the year 1780, dated Hutts 
near "West Point ; appointed Sergeant July 19, 1780 ; also. Sergeant, Capt. 
Isaac Pope's co.. Col. "William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster rolls for May 
and July, 1781, sworn to at Camj) at Phillipsburgh ; reported on command with 
Col. Scammell; also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Camp 
Peekskill ; reported on command with Col. Scamel ; also, muster rolls for 
Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Hutts 1st Brigade and sworn to at "West Point; 
reported sick and absent; also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated Hutts and 
sworn to at "West Point; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts 
and sworn to at West Point ; reported absent with leave ; also, muster roll for 
Feb., 1782, dated Cantonment 1st Brigade and sworn to at "West Pomt ; reported 
on furlough. 

Shrive, Godfrey, Rochester (probably). Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt., which marched in response to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days ; reported enlisted into the army. 

Shubam, Francis. Marme, Continental frigate "Deane," commanded by Capt. 
Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 27, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 4 
days ; term, 12 months. 

Shuffield, David, "Wells. List of deserters from Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) 
regt., dated "West Point, Aug. 19, 1782; residence, "Wells; engaged for town of 
"Wells; reported deserted in 1777. 

Shugarmon, Joel. Private, Capt. Rufns Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1781. 



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Shuker, Joseph. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said 
county; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, brown ; eyes, 
dark; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Maiden; engaged March 16, 
1781 ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered in Middlesex Co. ; said Shuker 
mustered March 26, 1781. 

Shuker, Thomas. Petition dated Boston, Aug. 17, 1778, signed by John Kneeland, 
in behalf of himself and others, askmg that said Shuker be commissioned as 
commander of the sloop " Snatch Cat " (privateer) ; ordered in Council Aug. 
17, 1778, that a commission be issued. 

Shukhukwan, Hendrick. Capt. William Goodrich's co., Col. Paterson's regt. ; 
order for advance pay, signed by said Shukhukwan and others, dated July 1, 
1775. [See Hendrick Sheakheakkauwok.] 

Shultze, John. Private, Capt. Henry Tiebout's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's 
(1st Xew York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -April, 1781, dated "West Point. 

Shuman, . [This name also appears under the form of Shewman.] 

Shuman, Samuel. Private ; account rendered against the United States for amounts 
paid by the Commonwealth to ^laj. Caleb Gibbs and men in Col. Washington's 
guards and others, as exhibited by Committee on Claims in behalf of Massa- 
chusetts against the United States Sept. 21, 1787. [See Samuel Shirman.] 

Shumaway, Abijah, Sturbridge. Sergeant, Capt. William Campbell's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Learned 's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775, and endorsed 
" Roxbury Camp." 

Shumaway, Abishai. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for 
Worcester Co., to serve at Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1780; Capt. Huniphery's 
CO., Col. Davis's regt. ; engaged for town of Oxford. 

Shumaway, Abner, Oxford. Drummer, Capt. William Campbell's co.. Col. Eben- 
ezer Leamed's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775, and endorsed " Rox- 
bury Camp ; " also, order for boimty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Shumaway, Asa, Belchertown. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 17 days. 

Shumaway, Asa. Capt. Samuel Lamb's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted 
June 22, 1778 ; service to Jan. 1, 1779, 6 mos. 13 days, at Rhode Island, includ- 
ing travel from camp home ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Warwick, Nov. 7, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated East 
Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Nov. 13, and Dec. 30, 1778 ; enlistment to expire 
Jan. 1, 1779. 

Shumaway, Elijah, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Timothy Parker's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 14 days. 

Shumaway, Elijah. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the 
Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth 
Washburn, Superintendent for said county, June 12 [?], 1781; age, 17 J'rs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 1 in.; complexion, dark; occupation, farmer; engaged for town 
of Oxford ; engaged Nov. 23, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Shumaway, Nathan, Belchertown. Private, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co. of 
Minute-men, Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in 
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 17 days. 



178 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shumaway, Reuben. Private, Capt. Moses Montague's co., Col. Israel Chapen's 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 17, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, 
at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to 
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shumaway, Solomon, Belchertown. Private, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co. of 
Minute-men, Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in 
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 17 days. 

Shumaway, Stephen, Belchertown. Private, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co., Col. 
David Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 4 days. 

Shumaway, Whitney. Private, Capt. Moses Montague's co., Col. Israel Chapen's 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 17, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, 
at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to 
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shumeway, Asa, Belchertown. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shumway, . [This name also appears under the form of Shamaway, Shamway, 

Shaneway, Shemany, Sliemway, Shomeway, Shomway, Shumaway, Shume- 
way, Shumwy, Sumoway, Sum way.] 

Shumway, Abijah, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Crafts's troop. Col. 
Larned's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 6 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. William Campbell's co.. 
Col. Leamed's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 26, 1775; 
service, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 21, 1775. 

Shumway, Abishai, Oxford. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co.. Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1779; discharged Dec. 29, 1779; service, 5 mos. 
22 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 4 days service at 
Rhode Island, travel (80 miles) included. 

Shumway, Abner, Oxford. Drummer, Capt. William Campbell's co.. Col. 
Leamed's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 4, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 5 days. 

Shumway, Abraham. Drummer, Capt. John Town's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt. ; service, 5 days. Roll dated Providence, Jan. 20, 1777, sworn to in 
Worcester Co., and endorsed " march 'd on Alarm to Rhode Island m Dec'r 
1776." 

Shumway, Amasa, Belchertown. Private, Capt. John Cowls's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; 
also, Capt. Eli Parker's co., Col. Leonard's regt.; enlisted May 8, 1777; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 8 (also given 2 mos. 9) days; company marched from Hampshire 
Co. May 8, 1777, to i-einforce Continental Army at Ticonderoga for 2 months; 
also. Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's regt.; en- 
gaged Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 17, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 2i days, with 
Northern army, including travel (130 miles) home. 

Shumway, Amos. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Kingsbery's co.. Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt.; service, 1 mo. 13 days; roll dated Providence, Jan. 20, 1777, and 
sworn to in Worcester Co.; also, same co. and regt.; service, 30 days; com- 
pany marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Gates at the North- 
ward ; roll dated Oxford ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Humphrey's co.. Col. 
Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt.; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 179 

Shumway, Amos, contimied. 

8, 1780; service, 13 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shumway, Asa. Private, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co., Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18 (also given Sept. 28) , 1777 ; service, 
1 mo. 3 days (also given 13.^ days) , with Northern army, including travel (130 
miles) home. Koll dated Belchertown. 

Shumway, Asa. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeahle to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. 
regt., at Springfield, July 5, 1780 ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, 
light ; engaged for town of Belchertown ; arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780 ; 
marched to camp July G, 1780, under command of Lieut. Taylor, of 2d jSIass. 
regt. ; also, pay roll for 6 mouths men detached from militia of the town of 
Belchertown for service in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched from 
home July 4, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 7 days, including 
8 days (150 miles) travel home. 

Shumway, Benjamin. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Humphrey's co.. Col. Jacob 
Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; 
service, 12 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched 
to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shumway, Cyril, Belchertown. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 months, agreeable to order 
of General Court of Jime 22, 1780, returned as mustered by Josiah Lyman, 2d 
Major, 4th Hampshire Co. regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, 
dark; residence, Belchertown; also, Private, Capt. Job Alvord's co.. Col. S. 
Murray's regt. ; enlisted July 11, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 
8 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hamp- 
shire Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shumway, David, Belchertown. Sergeant, in a company commanded by Lieut. 
Aaron Phelps, Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; engaged July 9, 1777 ; discharged 
Aug. 12, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, in Northern de2)artment, including travel 
(140 miles) home ; also, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co. ; pay abstract for mileage 
to and from camp [year not given] ; mileage for 166 miles allowed said 
Shumway. 

Shumway, Ebenezer, Oxford. Private, Capt. John Town's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 14| days ; also, Capt. John 
Town's CO., Col. Jonatlian Holman's regt.; service, 5 days; roll dated Provi- 
dence, Jan. 20, 1777, sworn to in Worcester Co., and endorsed "march'd on 
Alarm to Rhode Island in Dec'r 1776 ; " also. Corporal, Capt. Jeremiah Kings- 
bery's CO., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 16 days; roll dated Provi- 
dence, Jan. 20, 1777, and .sworn to in Worcester Co. ; also, Sergeant, Capt. 
Ebenezer Humphrey's co., Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched 
July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 12 days, including 4 days (80 
miles) travel home; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shumway, Elijah. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt. ; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Jan. 20, 1777; service, 1 mo. 14 days, 
at Providence, R. I., including 3 days (52 miles) travel home. 

Shumway, Jabez. Private, Capt. Joseph Lovell's co., 4th regt. ; service, 21 days; 
company marched from Medway to Warwick, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 
1776 ; also, Capt. Joseph Level's (Independent) co. drafted from 4th regt. 
when at Warwick, R. I., Dec. 29, 1776; service, 22 days; roll dated Medway 
and endorsed " Comp'y of ye 4th Regt. that tarried at Providence." 



180 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shumway, Jeremiah, Dudley. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the 
Continental Army for the term of G months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 

1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Har- 
wood, of 6tli Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 
ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Dudley ; marched to camp 
July 1, 1780, under command of Ensign Joseph Miller; also, list of men rai.sed 
for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed 
muster in a return dated Camj) Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, i)ay roll for 6 
months men raised by the town of Dudley for service in the Continental Army 
during 1780; marched June 26, 1780; discharged Dec. 10, 1780; service, 5 mos. 
23 days, includmg 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; also, receipt dated Dudley, 
April 18, 1781, for boimties paid said Shumway and others by the town of 
Dudley to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descrip- 
tive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the Continental Army, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superin- 
tendent ; CaiJt. Cobm's (Coburn's) co.. Col. Grout's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Dudley ; 
engaged Jan. 2, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Shumway, Josiah. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Kmgsbery's co.. Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt.; service, 21 days; roll dated Providence, Jan. 20, 1777, and swoni 
to in Worcester Co. ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Humjihrey's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's 
(Worcester Co.) regt.; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; ser- 
vice, 12 days, includmg 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched to 
Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Shumway, Levi, Belchertown. Private, Capt. John Cowls's co.. Col. Woodbridge's 
regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service to April 30, 1775, 11 days; also, Capt. John Cowls's co., Col. Benjamin 
Kuggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Shumway, Peter, Oxford. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Mas- 
ter for Worce.ster Co. ; Capt. Fish's co., Col. Sheppard's regt. ; mustered April 
4, 1777; term, during war; also. Private, Capt. Moore's co.. Col. Sheppard's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 24, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co.. Col. William Shepard's (3d) 
regt. ; return dated Feb. 3, 1778 ; residence, Oxford ; enlisted for town of 
Oxford; mustered by State and Contmental Muster Masters; also, same co. 
and regt.; muster roll for July and Aug., 1778; reported on Commissary's 
guard ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Oct., 1778, March and April, 
1779, dated Providence ; enlisted March 24, 1777 ; enlistment, during war ; also, 
Drummer, Capt. Moor's co.. Col. Shepard's (4th) regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as serving 3 
nros. as Private, 9 mos. as Drummer; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; return 
for gratuities, dated Highlands, Feb. 24, 1780 ; gratuity paid said Shumway Jan. 
29, 1780 ; also, Drummer, same co. and regt. ; return made up for the year 1780, 
dated Mountain Hutts AVest Point ; enlisted March 25, 1777 ; reported promoted 
to Drummer April 1, 1780; also, Drummer, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
May, 1781, dated West Point ; also, muster rolls for June and July, 1781, sworn 
to in Camp at Phillipsburgh ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at Peeks- 
kill ; reported on command with Col. Scammell ; o^«o, muster roll for Sept., 

1781, dated Camp Continental Village ; reported on command with Col. Scam- 
mell ; also, muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated 
York Hutts and swom to at West Point; reported sick and absent in Oct. and 
Nov., 1781, on furlough in Feb., 1782. 

Shumway, Reuben. Private, Capt. Josiah Smith's co., Col. Thomas Marshair.s 
regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Point; enlisted June 16, 1778; 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 181 

Shumway, Reuben, continued. 

discliarged Jan. 31, 1779; enlistment, 9 months; also, Capt. Elijah Dwight's 
CO., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 21, 1779; dis- 
charged Aug. 25, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at New London, Conn., including 
4 days (75 miles) travel home ; alto, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce 
the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 
1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for to^^n of 
Belchertown ; arrived at Springfield July 4, 1780 ; marched to camp July 5, 
1780, under command of Capt. Frothingham, of the artillery. 

Shumv^ay, Samuel, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Crafts's troop. Col. 
Lamed's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775; service, 15 days; also, Capt. Abel Mason's Co., Col. Job Cushing's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30 (also given Nov. 29) , 1777 ; 
service, 3 mos. 23 days, including 9 days (174 miles) travel home ; company 
drafted Aug. 13, 1777, to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777. 

Shumway, Solomon. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's 
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; service, 5 days; company 
ordered out on an alarm at Bennington Aug. 17, 1777. 

Shumway, Stephen, Belchertown. Private, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co.. Col. 
David Brewer's (9th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. 
Bardwell's CO., (late) Col. Brewer's regt.; order for bounty coat dated Camp 
Roxbury, Oct. 31, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Eli Parker's co., Col. Leonard's 
regt. ; enlisted May 8, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 8 days ; company marched from 
Hampshire Co. May 8, 1777, to reinforce Continental Army at Ticonderoga for 
2 months; also, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire 
Co.) regt. ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 5 days ; comjiany ordered out 
on an alarm at Bennington Aug. 17, 1777; also, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's 
CO., Col. Elisha Porter's regt.; enlisted Sept. 22,1777; discharged Oct. 17, 
1777; service, 1 mo. 2h days, with Northern array, including travel (1.30 miles) 
home ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve m the 
Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 
1779, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; Capt. Bodwell's co., 
Col. Porter's regt. ; age, 23 (also given 22) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 (also given 5 ft. 
6) in. ; hair, brown ; engaged for town of Belchertown ; also. Private, Capt. 
Josiali Smith's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779, 
dated West Point ; enlisted Jime 16, 1778 ; enlistment, 9 months. 

Shumway, Whitney. Descrijitive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780 ; age, 16 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; comi)lexion, light ; engaged for town of Belchertown ; 
arrived at Springfield July 4, 1780 ; marched to camp July 5, 1780, under com- 
mand of Capt. Frothingham, of the artillery; also, receipt dated Belchertown, 
March 20, 1781, signed by said Sliumway, for bounty paid him to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; 
also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Continen- 
tal Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; age, 17 yrs. ; stat- 
ure, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, farmer; engaged 
for town of Belchertown ; engaged March 28, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Shumwy, Amasa. Capt. John Cowls's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt.; order for 
bounty coat dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 15, 1775. 

Shumwy, Levi. Capt. John Cowls's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt. ; order for bounty 
coat dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 15, 1775. 

Shunnary, David. Private, 1st co. ; entry dated Oct. 28, 1783, of an order for 
wages for Sept. [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on 
account of wages, etc. [See David Shanary.J 



182 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shupaumwaunhun, David, Stockbridge. Return of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from Capt. Isaac Marsh's (1st Stockbridge) co. [year not 
given]; residence, Stockbridge ; enlisted for town of Stockbridge ; joined Capt. 
Cleaveland's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years or during war. 

Shuppo, Anton (also given Antony and Anthony) , Boston. Descriptive list dated 
Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Jonathan Maynard's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) 
regt.; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occu- 
pation, laborer; birthplace, Germany; residence, Boston; enlisted March -, 
1779; enlistment, durmg war; also, Private, Capt. Maynard's co., Lieut. Col. 
Bropks's regt. ; muster roll for Feb., 1782 ; reported sick in hospital. 

Shurdon, Joseph. Receipt dated Tyringham, March 23, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Shurdon by Capt. Noah Lankton, Chairman of a committee of the town of 
Tyringham, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable 
to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Shuridan, Thomas. Sergeant, Capt. Frothingham's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artil- 
lery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from July 3, 1780, to 
Dec. 31, 1780. 

Shurlby, Alexander. Private, Capt. John Devereux's co., Col. Genish's regt. 
of guards; muster roll for Jan., 1778, dated Winter Hill; also, same co. and 
regt. ; enlisted Nov. 14, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 20 days, at Charles- 
town and Cambridge ; rolls dated Winter Hill. 

Shurley, John. Private, Capt. John Devereux's co., Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards ; 
muster roll for Jan., 1778, dated Winter Hill ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted 
Nov. 11, 1777 ; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at Charlestown ; roll 
dated Winter Hill. 

Shurlock, William. Private, Capt. Joseph Prowell's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Shurman, Edmund. Gunner, Capt. Amos Lincoln's co. of matrosses ; service from 
April 1, 1781, to Nov. 1, 1782, 19 mos.; reported promoted to Gimner Oct. 1, 
1781. [See Edward Sherman.] 

Shurmon, Reuel, Monson. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto- 
way, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Shurtleaff, Levi, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Shurtlef, David. Capt. John Bridgham's co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; order for bounty 
coat dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 11, 1775. 

Shurtlef, John. List of men mustered to serve in the New England states by 
James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., dated Oct. 7, 1777; Capt. 
Sparrow's co.. Col. Cyes's regt. ; also, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co.. Col. Dan- 
forth Keys's regt.; enlisted Sept. 25, 1777; service to Dec. 31, 1777, 3 mos. 
6 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Providence ; also. Private, same co. and 
regt. ; pay roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 4, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from 
July 1, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; service from Dec. 1, 1777, to date of 
discharge, Jan. 2, 1778, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Providence. 

Shurtlef, Jonas. Private, Capt. William Marean's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's 
(1st) regt. of guards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778; 
enlisted Marcli 28, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778; also, Capt. 
William Marean's co.. Col. Stairns's (Stearns's) regt. of guards; service from 
March 27, 1778, to July 2, 1778, 3 mos. 6 days, at Cambridge guarding troops 
of convention. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 183 

Shuktlef, Timothy. List of men mustered to serve in the New England states by 
.Tiiraes Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., dated Oct. 7, 1777; Capt. 
Sparrow's co.. Col. Cyes's regt. ; also, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co., Col. Dan- 
forth Keys's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 2.H, 1777 ; service to Dec. 31, 1777, 3 mos. 
8 days, at Rhode Island; roll dated Providence; also, Private, same co. and 
regt. ; pay roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 4, 1777; enlistment, 6 months from 
July 1, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Dec. 1, 1777, to date of 
discharge, Jan. 2, 1778, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Providence. 

Shurtlef, "William. Capt. John Black's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; order 
for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Barre, Dec. 18, 1776. 

Shurtleff, . [This name also appears under the fonu of Shatleaf, Shertleif, 

Shertlief, Shertliff, Shirtleef, Shirtlef, Shirtleff, Shirtlief, Shirtlieff, Shirtlif, 
Shirtliff, Shirtluff, Shurtleaff, Shurtlef, Shurtley, Shurtlief, Shurtlieff, Shurt- 
lif, Shurtliff, Shurtliffe, Shutliaf, Surtlef.] 

Shuktleff, Abiel, Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co.. Col. James 
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

Shurtleff, Amasa. Sergeant, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos. 

Shurtleff, Asa, Halifax. Private, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co., Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 11, 1779; discharged Dec. 20, 1779; service, 5 mos. 
13 days, at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Dec, 1779, 
allowing 1 mo. 3 days service at Rhode Island, travel (52 miles) included. 

Shurtleff, Barnabas. Private, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to m Plymouth Co. 

Shurtleff, Ben.jamin, Jr., Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co., Col. 
James Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Marshfield; service, 2 days; also, Lieut. Francis Shurtleff's co.. Col. 
Lothrop's (Plymouth Co.) re.gt. ; service, 14 days ; company marched to Bristol, 
R. I., Dec. 11, 1776, on an alarm. 

Shurtleff, Benoni, New Rutland (also given Rutland District). Private, Capt. 
' .John Grainger's co., Col. Ebenezer Leamed's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775 ; enlisted May 16, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 3 weeks ; also, company return dated 
Oct. 7, 1775. 

Shurtleff, David, Plympton. Private, Capt. John Bridgham's co.. Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 7 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Shurtleff, Francis. Lieutenant, in command of a company in Col. Lothrop's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 14days ; company marched to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 
11, 1776, on an alann. Roll dated Plympton. 

Shurtleff, Gideon, Plympton. Private, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co.. Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 11, 1779 ; discharged Dec. 20, 1779 ; service, 5 mos. 
13 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec. 1779, 
allowing 1 mo. 3 days service at Rhode Island, travel (52 miles) included. 

Shurtleff, James. Order on Lieut. John Potter, Paymaster, Col. Wood's regt., for 
wages, payable to Perez Howland, dated Pljonpton, April 20, 1779, signed by 
said Shurtleff and others belonging to Capt. James Harlow's co. 

Shurtleff, John, Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co.. Col James 
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 



184 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shurtleff, Jonas, Barre. Private, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co.. Col. Nathan Spar- 
hawk's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 25, 1777 ; service, 10 
days, mcluding travel (96 miles) home ; company marched Aug. 21, 1777, to re- 
inforce army imder Gen. Stark at Bemiington. 

Shurtleff, Jonathan. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Richards's (10th) co.. Col. 
Gill's (3d Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of olficers; commissioned 
Jan. 31, 1778. 

Shurtleff, Joseph. Quarter Master, Col. Marshall's regt. ; returns of officers for 
rations between June 22, 1776, and July 13, 1776, signed by said Shurtleff ; also, 
order on Paymaster General, payable to said Shurtleff, Quarter Master, endorsed 
" Hull July 15. 1776," signed by soldiers belonging to Capt. Andrew Haskell's 
CO., Col. T. Marshall's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, 
etc. ; also, Col. Marshall's regt. ; returns of officers for rations between July 
17, 1776, and Nov. 30, 1776, signed by said Shurtleff; also, .same regt. ; entered 
service May 8, 1776; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 2-1 days; roll sworn to at 
Boston ; also, recommendation addressed to the Council, dated Dec. 24, 1776, 
signed by Col. Thomas Marshall, certifying that he had appointed said Shurt- 
leff a Quarter Master, he having served in that capacity, " the last Campaign," 
and recommending that he be commissioned ; ordered in Comicil Dec. 28, 1776, 
that a commission be issued ; also. Quarter Master, Col. Thomas Marshall's 
regt. ; list of officers of the Contmental Army ; commissioned Jan. 30, 1777. 

Shurtleff, Levi, Plymouth. Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co., Col. Cotton's regt. ; 
order for bounty coat dated Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775 ; also, return of men raised 
to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co., 1st 
Plymouth Co. regt. ; residence, Plymouth ; engaged for town of Plymouth ; 
term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master 
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 27, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported 
received State bounty. 

Shurtleff, Peter. Private, Capt. Robert Finney's co., Col. Lothrop's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 10 days ; company marched from Plymouth to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm 
Dec. 11, 1776. 

Shurtleff, Simeon. 2d Lieutenant; list of officers appointed to command men 
detaclied from militia to remforce the Continental Anny for the term of 3 
months, agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1780; reported detached from "Col. 
Thayer's (Suffolk Co.) regt. ; commissioned July 13, 1780; also, petition dated 
Boston, Nov. 30, 1780, signed by said Shurtleff, Lieutenant, and others, officers 
in Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt., asking that wages be allowed them for 3 mos. 
service as a reinforcement to the Continental Anny during 1780. 

Shurtleff, William, Hutchinson (Barre) , also given New Rutland. Private, in 
a company formerly commanded by Capt. John Black, Col. Jonathan Brewer's 
regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported drafted into the train. 

Shurtleff, William. Lieut. William Tomson's (probably Capt. Joshua Ben- 
son's) CO., Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Rox- 
bury, Nov. 14, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Sproutt's regt. ; entered service Sept. 6, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; ser- 
vice, 6 days; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, 
and one in Sept., 1778 ; roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Shurtley, William, Middleborough. Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Shurtlief, Jonathan. Fifer, Capt. Samuel Holden's co., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt.; engaged July 23, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 10 days ; 
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 



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Shurtlief, Simeon. Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Holden's co., Col. Ebenezer Thay- 
er's regt. ; engaged July 2, I'iSO ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; .service, 4 mos. 1 
day ; regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Shurtlieff, Robert. Receipt dated Worcester, May 23, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Shurtlieff by Noah Taft, Chairman of Cla.ss No. 2 of the town of Uxbridge, to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Shurtlif, Abiel. Corporal, Capt. Jesse Sturtevant's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 29, 1780; service, 2 mos. 28 days; regi- 
ment detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island 
for 3 months. 

Shurtlif, William, Hutchinson (Barre) , also given Winchester. Private, Capt. 
John Black's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; 
enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, Private, Capt. Fowle's 
cp., Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accotmts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Winchester; term, during war. 

Shurtliff, Abiel. Sergeant, Lieut. Joshua Perkins's detachment from Capt. 
George Hammond's co.. Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt.. Brig. Joseph Cushing's 
brigade; service, 14 days; detachment marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm. 
Roll dated Plympton, March 28, 1777. 

Shurtliff, Francis, Plympton. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co.. Col. 
James Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 

1775, to Marshfield ; service, 2 days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel 
Shaw's (7th) co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's (1st Plymouth Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Oct. 28, 1778. 

Shurtliff, Gideon. Private, Capt. Jesse Sturtevant's co.. Col. John Jacobs's 
regt. ; enlisted Jvily 31, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 1 day; 
regiment detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island 
for 3 months. 

Shurtliff, Ichabod. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 23, 1780; age, IGyrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 m. ; complexion, dark ; engaged 
for town of PlymxJton ; marched to camp July 23, 1780, under command of 
Capt. John Williams ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of 
Plympton for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 4, 1780; service, 5 mos. 12 days, includmg travel 
(240 miles) home. 

Shurtliff, James. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co.. Col. Lothrop's regt. ; 
service, 13 days; company marched from Plymouth to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 11, 

1776, on an alarm. 

Shurtliff, James. Private, Capt. James Harlow's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; 
entered service Jxine 5, 1778; service, 8 mos. 4 days, including travel (480 
miles) to and from camiJ ; regiment raised for 8 months to guard passes of 
North river; also, same co. and regt.; i)ay rolls for Oct. and Dec, 1778; re- 
ported not joined. 

Shurtliff, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lapham's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; enlisted April 8, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 2 mos. 24 days, 
with guards at Cambridge ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated May 9, 
1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778. 

Shurtliff, Levi, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Abraham Hammatt's co., which 
marclied April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marsh- 
field ; service, 11 days. 



186 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shubtliff, Levi. Private, Capt. Stephen Badlam's co., Col. Knox's (Artillery) 
regt. stationed near Boston; service probably rendered between Jan. 1, 1776, 
and April -, 1776, as per certificate dated Dec. 14, 1839. 

Shurtliff, "William. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at 
Siiringfield, July H, 1780; age, 2.3 yrs. ; statute, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, dark ; 
engaged for town of Mansfield ; arrived at Springfield July 13, 1780 ; marched 
to camp July 14, 1780, under command of Capt. Hancock. 

Shurtliffe, Joseph. Accomit of goods sold to officers of the Continental Army 
by the Board of War between July 17, 1777, and Oct. -, 1779 ; said Shurtliffe, 
Captain, charged £11 8s 3d Feb. 3, 1778, for 3^ yards of blue cloth and 3 pairs 
of hose. 

Shut, Adam, Plymouth. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master 
for Plymouth Co. [year not given] ; Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 22 jts. ; resi- 
dence, Plymouth ; enlisted by Capt. Dimham ; enlistment, during war. 

Shut, John. Lieut. Caleb Brooks's (late Capt. Isaac Hall's) co.. Col. Bond's (late 
Col. Thomas Gardner's) regt. ; order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated 
Prospect Hill, Dec. 29, 1775. 

Shut, Solomon. List of men belonging to Capt. Samuel Sprague's co. who agreed 
to serve the month of Jan., 1776. 

Shut, "William. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co.. Col. Nathaniel "Wade's 
regt.; enlisted June 25, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 6 mos. 19 days, 
at Rhode Island, including 12 days (233 miles) travel home ; enlistment to 
expire Jan. 1, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated "Warwick, Nov. 
7, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, 
Sept. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 30, 1778. 

Shute, . [This name also appears under the form of Sheut, Shoot, Shoote, 

Shut, Shutt.] 

Shute, Adam, Plymouth. Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 15, 1777, to April 11, 1777 ; residence, 
Plymouth; term, during war; reported deserted; also, Capt. George Dun- 
ham's CO., Col. Bailey's regt. ; company return [year not given] ; also, list of 
men who deserted from Col. Bailey's (2d) regt. subsequent to Jan. 1, 1777, as 
returned by Ezra Badlam, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant; age, 26 yrs.; 
stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; residence, Plymouth ; 
enlistment, during war ; reported deserted April 11, 1777. 

Shute, Adam. Seaman, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John Clous- 
ton; engaged Sept. 4, 1777; discharged Feb. 23, 1778; service, 5 mos. 19 days; 
also, list of men endorsed " prisoners at New York " [year not given]. 

Shute, Amos, Maiden (probably) . Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co. of militia, 
which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to ^Yatertown by order of Col. 
Gardner ; service, 1 day ; also, pay roll of a company commanded by Capt. 
Benjamin Blaney, of Maiden ; service, 3 days ; company marched to Point 
Shirley June 13, 1776, by order of Gen. Lincoln. 

Shute, Benjamin. Captain, 4th co.. Col. Josiah Brewer's (Penobscot) regt. ; list 
of officers to be commissioned, dated Penobscot, July 1, 1776; ordered in 
Council July 20, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported com- 
missioned July 20, 1776. 

Shute, Daniel. Private, Capt. William Scott's (4th) co., Col. Henry Jackson's 
regt.; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Garrison Pawtuxet; enlisted April 
1, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years. [See George Shute.] 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 187 

Shute, Daniel. Surgeon's Mate in liospital department ; Continental Army pay 
accoimts for service from July 16, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Surgeon, (Jol. 
Henry Jackson's (4tli) regt. ; list of officers of 1st Mass. brigade [year not 
given, probably 1782 or 17S3], sbowing dates of commissions; commissioned 
April 14, 1782 ; also, list of officers accompanying a recommendation addressed 
to Gov. Hancock, dated Fair Forest, near West Point, April 20, 17S2, signed 
by N. Rice, Major Commandant, 4th Mass. regt., asking that certain officers 
be commissioned to fill vacancies in said regiment ; said Shute, Mate in gen- 
eral hospital, to be promoted to Surgeon, vice Dr. Mann, resigned April 14, 
1782 ; advised in Coimcil May 16, 1782, that said officers be commissioned with 
the exception of Ensign Edward Phelon ; also, Doctor, Col. Henry Jackson's 
(4th) regt. ; returns of effectives, dated Feb. 14, and Feb. 21, 1783 ; reported 
on duty at the Luies. 

Shute, Daniel, Jr. Private, Capt. Pyam Cushing's co., Col. Lovel's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 2 days; company assembled at Hull two different times in June, 1776. 

Shxtte, Ebenezer. Private, in a company commanded by Capt. Benjamin Blaney, 
of Maiden ; service, 3 days ; company marched to Point Shirley June 13, 1776, 
by order of Gen. Lincoln. . 

Shute, Geokgb, Dunston. Private, Capt. Peter Page's co., Col. Calvin Smith's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 27, 1777, to April 
1, 1777; reijorted deserted April 1, 1777 ; also, Capt. Joseph McNall's co.. Col. 
Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; return [year not given]; residence, Dunston; 
engaged for town of Dmiston ; mustered by Esq. "Wells. 

Shute, George, Scarborough. Private, Light Infantry co., Col. Henry Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 20, 1778, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also. Ensign Jabez Barney's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. commanded by 
[Lieut. Col.] "William S. Smith; pay roll for Nov., 1778; also, 4th co.. Col. 
Jackson's regt.; company return dated Providence, July 8, 1779; enlisted 
April 1, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also, Capt. "William Scott's co.. Col. Jack- 
son's regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1779; also. Light Infantry co.. Col. Jackson's 
regt. ; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence ; 
also, Capt. Hastings's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, return certified at Camp 
near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, 
Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belongmg to Massachusetts 
in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated mto a regiment under 
the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 
1779 ; Capt. Scott's co. ; rank. Private ; residence, Scarborough ; engaged for 
town of Marblehead; engaged April 3, 1778; term, 3 years; also, Capt. Wil- 
liam Scott's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Henry Jackson's (16th) regt. ; i)ay rolls 
for April and May, 1780; also, same co. and regt. ; payroll for June and July, 
1780; reported transferred to 2d CO. [See Daniel Shute.] 

Shute, Jacob. Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of guards ; 
service from Feb. 2, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 60 days, at Cambridge. 

Shute, Jacob. Private, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co., Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler's 
detachment of guards ; list of men [year not given] ; during the campaign Capt. 
Woodbury was succeeded by Lieut. Jewett ; also, Capt. David Jewett's co.. 
Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 10, 1778; discharged Dec. 
12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days, guarding troops of convention, including travel 
(62 miles) home ; roll certified at Lancaster. 

Shute, Jacob. Private, Capt. David Goodwin's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; entered 
service Sept. 30, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 3 days; com- 
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 



188 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Shute, John, Chelsea. Marine, U. S. brig" General Gates," commanded by Capt. 
John Skimmer ; list of men entitled to jirize shares [year not given] ; said Shute 
rated 1 share ; also, certificate signed by the Selectmen, Militia Officers, and 
Committee of Correspondence of Clielsea, accompanymg a return of the men 
who had enlisted into the Continental Army for the town of Chelsea in or about 
Feb., 1777, certifying that said Shute and others, of Chelsea, had enlisted on 
board Continental and State vessels. 

Shute, John, Stoneham. Private, (late) Capt. Isaac Hall's co., Lieut. Col. Wil- 
liam Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated 
Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Shute, John. Private, Capt. "William Crocker's co. ; service from March 1, 1776, 
to Aug. 31, 1776, 6 mos. ; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for 
defence of seacoast; also, Capt. Crocker's co.. Col. Mitchel's regt.; service 
from Aug. 31, 1770, to date of discharge, Nov. 23, 1776, 2 mos. 23 days ; company 
stationed at Falmoiith, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Shute, John. Capt. Perez Cushing's co., Col. Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service, 
47 days ; company reported as Boston militia and stationed at Hull from July 
26, 1777, to Sept. 11, 1777. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. and endorsed " men 
drafted from Boston Regt." 

Shute, Richard, Chelsea. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (Chelsea) co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; discharged May 16, 1775 ; service, 
1 mo. ; reported as belongmg to the alarm list. 

Shute, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathan Sergant's co. of guards; entered service 
Feb. 3, 1779 ; discharged May 7, 1779 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days ; company raised 
for service under Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston ; also, Capt. John Ket- 
tell's CO., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detachment of guards ; enlLsted May 10, 1779 ; 
discharged July 3, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 24 days ; company stationed at Boston ; 
also, Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted July 4, 1779; discharged Aug. 9, 
1779 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days, with guards at and about Boston ; enlistment, 
3 months. 

Shute, Solomon, Chelsea. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's co. of militia, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; discharged May 16, 1775; service, 
1 mo. ; also, list endorsed " Camp at Cambridge June 13th 1775," of men be- 
longing to Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt. who took the oath in Middlesex Co. 
Jime 10, 1775, required by Congre.ss to be taken by the Mass. army, as returned 
by [Capt.] Samuel Sprague ; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., 
Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's) 38tli regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 10, 1775; service, 1 mo. 24 days; also, pay 
abstract for Aug., 1775, dated Chelsea; also, company return dated Chelsea, 
Oct. 2, 1775 ; also, order for boimty coat or its eqviivalent in money dated Camp 
at Chelsea, Dec. 30, 1775 ; also. Marine, U. S. brig " General Gates," commanded 
by Capt. John Skimmer; list of men entitled to prize shares [year not given] ; 
said Shute rated 1 share ; also, certificate signed by the Selectmen, Militia 
Officers, and Committee of Correspondence of Chelsea, accompanying a return 
of the men who had enli.sted into the Continental Army for the town of Chelsea 
in or about Feb., 1777, certifying that said Shute and others, of Chelsea, had 
enlisted on board Continental and State vessels. 

Shute, William, Scarborough. Capt. Abram Tyler's co.. Col. Edmimd Phinney's 
regt. ; roll dated Scarborough, Oct. 25, 1777, showing men entitled to allowance 
for travel to headquarters at Cambridge and billeting before marching during 
Dec, 1775, and subsequent to Jan. 1, 1776; enlisted Jan. -, 1776; said Shute 
credited with 120 miles travel and 10 days billeting ; also, Private, same co. 
and regt.; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 189 

Shute, William, continued. 

Jan. 22,1776; also, Corporal, Cay)t. Benjamin Larrabe's co.. Col. Mitcliel's 
regt. ; marclied July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 12, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 days; 
company marched on Penobscot expedition. 

Shute, "Willl\m, Stoneham. Private, (late) Capt. Isaac Hall's co., Lieut. Col. Wil- 
liam Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated 
Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; reported deceased; also, certificate dated 
Medford, Jan. 9, 1776, signed by Capt. Caleb Brooks, certifying tliatsaid Shute, 
decea-sed, late a soldier in Capt. Hall's co.. Col. Bond's regt., did not receive a 
bounty coat ; memorandum endorsed on certificate states that money was paid 
in lieu of coat. 

Shutliaf, Joseph. Quarter Master, Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; list of officers 
to be commissioned ; ordered in Council Sept. 7, 1776, that said officers be 
commissioned. 

Shutt, Jacob. Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. 
of guards ; joined Jan. 12, 1778 ; .service to Feb. 3, 1778, 22 days, at Cambridge. 

Shutt, Willl^m, Scarborough. Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's co.. Col. Nathan 
(Nathaniel) Wade's regt. ; enlisted June 25 [1778] ; company stationed at Rhode 
Island for 6 months. 

Shuttleworth, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Mclntash's 
(Mcintosh's) regt. ; marched March 2(), 1778 ; discharged April 6 (also given 
April 5) , 1778 ; service, 12 days, at Roxbury and Boston. 

Shuttock, Timothy. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superin- 
tendent for said county, Nov. 24, 1779; engaged for town of Townsend. 

Shuttuck, Makepeace. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable 
to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
said county; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8^ in. ; complexion, light; hair, light; 
eyes, gray; occupation, laborer; engaged for town of Wobuni ; engaged Sept. 
26, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Shw, Isaac. Capt. Amos Wade's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt.; order for 
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Middleborough, Dec. 1, 1775. 

SiBBALS, Thomas, Brimfield. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Sibbel, Peter. Private, Capt. McFarland's coi-ps of invalids; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to June 25, 1780 ; reported transferred 
from Col. Shepard's (4th) regt. ; also reported deserted June 25, 1780. 

Sibble, Littlefield, Salem. Petition dated Medford, Aug. 23, 1777, signed by 
Isaac Hall and others, of Medford, asking that said Sibble, of Salem, be com- 
missioned as commander of the schooner "Starkes" (privateer) ; ordered in 
Comicil Sept. 11, 1777, that a commission be issued. 

Sibble, Thomas. Private, Capt. Abel King's co.. Col. Sears's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 
20, 1781 ; service to Nov. 20, 1781, 3 mos., at Saratoga. 

SiBBLES, . [This name also appears under the form of Sebliss, Sibbals, Sibbel, 

Sibble, Sibbless, Sibel, Sibless, Siblis, SiblLss.] 

SiBBLES, Thomas, South Brimfield. Return of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army from Capt. Nehemiah May's co.. Col. John Bliss's regt., dated 
Feb. 11, 1778: residence, South Brimfield; engaged for town of South Brim- 
field; joined Capt. Keep's co.. Col. Sheephard's (Shepard's) regt.; term, 3 
years, to expire Jan. -, 1780. 



190 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiBBLESS, Thomas, Brimfield. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 27, 
1780; residence, Brimfield; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., 4th Mass. regt.; return 
made up for the year 1780, dated West Point ; enlisted March 27, 1777 ; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; reported discharged March 27, 1780; also, descriptive list of 
men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree- 
able to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 11, 1780; age, 23 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, ruddy; engaged for town of South Brimfield; 
marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. George "Webb. 

SiBBLEY, Abijah. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. James Convers's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 31, 1777 ; service, 10 days ; company 
marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

SiBBLEY, Elisha. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co., Col. James Convers's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 31, 1777; service, 10 daj's; company 
marched to Bennmgton on an alarm. 

SiBBLEY, Joseph. Capt. Samuel Lamb's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted 
June 18, 1778; service to Jan. 1, 1779, 6 mos. 15 days, at Rhode Island, includ- 
ing travel from camp home ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
dated Warwick, Nov. 7, 1778; also, .same co. and regt. ; mu.ster rolls sworn to 
at East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Nov. 13, and Dec. 30, 1778; enlistment 
to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

SiBEL, Peter. Private, Capt. Learned 's co., Col. William Sheppard's regt.; Con- 
tinental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 
also, Capt. Job Alvord's co., Col. Shepard's regt. ; return dated Jan. 31, 1773; 
mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778, dated Providence; reported tending sick 
in hospital; also, Capt. Simon Larned's co.. Col. Shepard's (3d) regt. ; muster 
roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777; enlist- 
ment, during war ; reported in general hospital at Providence. 

SiBLESS, Thomas, South Brimfield. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town 
of South Brimfield for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; entered 
service July-, 1780; discharged Dec. -, 1780; service, 5 mos., at West Point. 

Sibley, . [This name also appears under the form of Sibble, Sibbley, Sibly, 

Silby.] 

Sibley, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 21, 177(), taken 

from Col. Eijhraim Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Sibley, Surgeon, with other 
surgeons and surgeons' mates ordered " to attend at the Old fort in case of an 
expected action." 

Sibley, Aaron, Sutton. Sergeant, Capt. John Sibley's co., which mai'ched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, by order of Col. Ebenezer Learned ; service, 7 days ; also, 
petition addressed to the Provincial Congress, dated Roxbury, June 21, 1775, 
signed by said Sibley and others who had enlisted to form an Artillery co., 
stating their unwillingness to serve under John Wiley as Captain, owing 
to their belief in his incompetence; also, 2d Sergeant, Capt. Ezra Badlam's 
CO., Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
engaged April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated 
Sewall's Point, Oct. 8, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp at Sewall's Point, Nov. 27, 1775 ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. 
Reuben Sibley's (2d Sutton) co., Col. Holman's (5th Worcester Co.) regt. of 
Mass. militia; list dated Hardwick, June 24, 1776, returned by Brig. Jonathan 
Warner, of officers chosen to command two companies of matrosses which had 



m THE WAll OF THE REVOLUTION. 191 

Sibley, Aaron, continued. 

been formed by said Warner in his brigade ; ordered in Council June 28, 1776, 
that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned June 28, 1776 ; also, 
2d Lieutenant, Lieut. Joseph Sibley's detachment, Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt. ; service, 43 days; detachment marched from Sutton to Providence, R. I., 
Dec. 10, 1776, on an alai'm ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Hamaiit's co.. Col. 
Samuel Denny's (2d) regt. ; engaged Oct. 18, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; 
service, 1 mo. 15 days, at Claverack, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Sibley, Abel, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 2 weeks. 

Sibley, Abijah, Shutesbury. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt., dated Brookfield, Sept. 
15, 1777; residence, Shutesbury; engaged for town of Hardwick; term, 8 
months; reported drafted. 

Sibley, Abner, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. Joseph Chapin's co. of INIinute-men., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days. 

Sibley, Archelaus. Drummer, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 18, 1777; enlistment, 6 months from July 1,1777; roll 
dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll dated North Kingston, 
Dec. 3, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Dec. 1, 1777, to Jan. 2, 
1778, 1 mo. 2 days ; roll dated Providence ; also, Private, CajJt. Samuel Healy's 
CO., Col. John Jacobs's (Light Infantry) regt.; enlisted Sept. 21, 1779; flis- 
charged Nov. 21 (also given Nov. 20) , 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 5 (also given 2 mos. 
6) days, at Rhode Island, including travel to camp and home ; mileage allowed 
to Providence (30 miles) and from place of discharge home ; company raised 
for 2 months; also, Capt. Jonathan Woodbury's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 13 days, at Rhode 
Island on an alarm, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home ; roll dated Sutton. 

Sibley, Asa, Sutton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Rand's 
regt. ; entered service July 9, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 
10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days, including travel (190 miles) home ; regiment 
raised for 3 months service at West Point ; also, Capt. Reuben Davis's co.. Col. 
Luke Drury's regt. ; detached July 17, 1781 ; marched to join regiment July 
19, 1781; arrived at West Point Aug. 1, 1781; discharged Nov. 1, 1781; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 21 days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; residence, 
Sutton ; engaged for town of Sutton ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Sibley, Daniel, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of INIinute- 
men. Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 1 week 5 days; also, Capt. Arthur Dagget's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Learned'sregt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, (late) Capt. Dagget's co.. Col. Lerned's regt.; 
company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775; also, Capt. Bartholomew 
Woodbuiy's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; .service, 6 days; company 
marched from Sutton to Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776; also. 
Drummer, Capt. John Howard's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; service, 
30 days, with Northern army at the time of the reduction of Gen. Burgoj-ne; 
mileage for 295 miles allowed said Sibley; warrant for pay allowed in Council 
May 4, 1778. 

Sibley, David, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of ]SIinutc- 
men, Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of AiJril 19, 
1775 ; service, 1 week 5 days. 



192 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sibley, DAvro, Sutton. Corporal, Capt. Arthur Dagget'sco., Col. Leamecl'sregt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3mos., 1 week, 
Iday; also, (late) Capt. Dagget's co.. Col. Ebenezer Lemed's regt. ; company 
return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Sibley, David, Sutton. Private, Capt. Bartholomew "Woodbury's co.. Col. Lernad's 
regt. ; pay abstract for billeting to and from camp ; company marched from 
Sutton, Douglas, and Northbridge, Dec. 9, 1775. 

Sibley, David, Sutton. Capt. Jonathan Carriel'sco., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
comjiany receipt for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Point Shirley, Jmie 
13, 1776 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; service from May 10, 1776, 4 days 
preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 22 days; roll dated Camp at Hull; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, including 
travel (75 miles) home. 

Sibley, David, Sutton. List of men mustered ; said Sibley appears among men 
raised from Col. Holman's regt. for the term of 9 months ; Capt. Putnam's co. ; 
engaged for town of Sutton ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester 
Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agree- 
able to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; Capt. Putnam's co., Col. Holman's regt. ; age, 
27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Sutton ; arrived at 
Fishkill June 7 (also given June 19), 1778; also, list of men returned as 
received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 
1778; engaged for town of Sutton; also, list of men returned as mustered by 
Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778. 

Sibley, David, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Blanchard'sco., Col. James Wesson's 
regt.; return [year not given]; enlistment, 8 months; reported died Aug. 26 
[year not given]. 

Sibley, David. Corporal, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co., Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 21 days ; comiiany marched from Sutton to Providence, 
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776. 

Sibley, David. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the 
Contmental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth 
Washburn, Superintendent ; Capt. Knap's co., Col. Tyler's regt. ; age, 30 yrs. ; 
stature, 6 ft.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of 
Douglas; engaged March 10, 1781; term, 3 years; also. Corporal, Col. Ben- 
jamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from March 10, 1781, 21 mos. 22 days; re- 
ported promoted from Private Sept. 9, 1781. 

Sibley, David, Jr., Sutton. Private, Capt. James Greenwood's co. of militia. Col. 
Learned's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 2 days. 

Sibley, Ebenezer, Douglas. Sergeant, Capt. Caleb Whiting's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 8 days. 

Sibley, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. John Howard's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt. ; service, 24 days, with Northern army, at the time of the reduction of Gen. 
Burgoyne ; mileage for 281 miles allowed said Sibley ; warrant for pay allowed in 
Council May 4, 1778 ; also, Capt. Jonathan Woodbury's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 13 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home ; roll dated 
Sutton. 

Sibley, Elias, Sutton (probably). Private, Capt. Andrew Eliot's co.. Col. Leam- 
ard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 16 days; 
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Sibley, Elijah. Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co.. Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 6 days ; company marched from Sutton to Providence, 
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 177G. 

Sibley, Elijah. Drummer, Capt. Elias Pratt's co. ; entered service April 13, 1779 ; 
discharged July 1, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 18 days ; company stationed at Rutland. 

Sibley, Elijah, Jr. Private, Capt. Jonathan Woodbury's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated 
Sutton. 

Sibley, Elisha, Douglas. Receipt dated Point Shirley, June 13, 1776, signed by 
said Sibley and others belonging to Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, etc. ; also, Private, Capt. Carriel's 
CO., Col. Whitney's regt. ; service from May 27, 1776, 4 days preceding march, 
to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 5 days; roll dated Camp at Hull; also, same co. and 
regt.; payroll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 4 days, including travel (75 miles) 
home ; reported as having lost a gun in going from Point Shirley to Hull ; also, 
Capt. Job Kna^j's co.. Col. Job Cushen's (Cushing's) regt. ; enlisted and joined 
company Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 30 (also given Nov. 29), 1777; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 24 (also given 3 mos. 23) days, with Northern army, including 
travel (10 days) home; reported joined company Aug. 17, 1777; also, Capt. 
March Chase's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 16, 1778; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 29 days, at Dorchester, including travel (50 miles) home ; company 
discharged Dec. 12, 1778. 

Sibley, Elisha, Hardwick. Private, Capt. William Henry's co. ; enlisted Oct. 2, 
1779 ; discharged Nov. 10, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 13 days, at Castle and Governor's 
Islands, including travel home ; company raised in Worcester Co. 

Sibley, Gideon, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Mmute- 
men. Col. Ebenezer Lamed's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 
1775; service, 2 weeks 1 day; also, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co.. Col. 
Lemad's regt. ; pay abstract for billeting to and from camp ; company marched 
from Sutton, Douglas, and Northbridge, Dec. 9, 1775 ; also, Capt. Bartholomew 
Woodbury's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 21 days; company 
marched from Sutton to Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776. 

Sibley, Henry, Hutchinson (Barre) . Private ; list of men returned as serving on 
main guard under Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect Hill, dated July 16, 
1775; also, Capt. John Black's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 20, 1775 ; service, 103 days ; also, company 
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 26, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. William 
Hudson Ballard's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at 
Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; engaged Jan. 1, 1776; reported re-engaged Nov. 
13, 1776, for the war as Ensign in Capt. Ballard's co., but to remain in Col. 
Whitcomb's regt. imtil Dec. 31, 1776. 

Sibley, Henry, Barre. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Benjamin Nye and Capt. 
William Henry; residence, Barre; engaged for town of Barre; joined Col. 
Crafts's regt.; also, list endorsed "June 22, 1777," of men employed at the 
Laboratory making small arms and cartridges after Col. Crafts's regt. was dis- 
banded, as certified by Thomas Crafts, Colonel of the Artillery; said Sibley 
employed 1 mo.; also. Sergeant, Capt. John Gill's (4th) co.. Col. Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; service to Aug. 1, 1777, 84 days ; also, statement dated Boston, 
Sept. 22, 1777, signed by said Sibley and others belonging to Col. Crafts's regt., 
declaring their refusal to leave Boston unless their boimty or wages, or both, 
were made equivalent to those allowed the soldiers of the Continental train of 



194 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sibley, Henry, continued. 

artillery ; also, petition addressed to Col. Thomas Crafts, dated Camp at Bos- 
ton, Sept. 25, 1777, signed by said Sibley and others, requesting that the 
objectionable part of their former petition, which was considered mutinous, be 
stricken out, and asking that the sergeants of the regiment confined on account 
of the petition be released ; also, petition addressed to the Council, endorsed 
" Sept. 26, 1777," signed by said Sibley and other sergeants in Col. Crafts's 
regt., confined in Bo.ston jail, askmg mitigation of punishment inflicted for 
signing a mutinous representation concerning their wages, etc., addressed Sept. 

22, 1777, to Col. Crafts ; also. Quarter Master Sergeant, Col. Crafts's regt. ; list 
of men entitled to an additional bounty of £15, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778 ; also, 
Capt. John Gill's co.. Col. Crafts's regt. ; list of men who received bounty from 
April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos. ; also. Quartermaster Sergeant, Col. 
Crafts's regt. ; service from Sept. 30, 1777, to Nov. 1, 1777, 1 mo., on expedition 
to Rhode Island ; also, same regt. ; service between Oct. 1, 1777, and Jan. 1, 
1778, 2 mos. ; reported as having gone to Rhode Island ; also, same regt. ; .ser- 
vice from Jan. 1, 1778, to Aug. 1, 1778, 7 mos. ; rolls dated Boston ; also, same 
regt. ; service between Aug. 1, 1778, and Oct. 31, 1778, 2 mos. ; roll dated Bos- 
ton ; also, same regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1778, 2 mos. ; roll 
dated Camp at Boston ; also. Quartermaster Sergeant, Lieut. Col. Paul Revere's 
(Artillery) regt. ; service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 8, 1780, 4 mos. 8 days. 

Sibley, James. Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
marched July 31, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at 
Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton. 

Sibley, John, Newton (also given Falmouth). Private, Capt. Smart's co.. Col. 
Calvin Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Sept. 
4, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; residence, Newton ; credited to town of Newton ; 
also, Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; retvim 
dated Camp Valley Forge, Feb. 5, 1778 ; residence, Falmouth ; engaged for 
town of Newton ; mustered by Esq. "Wells, County Muster Master ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge ; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Jmie, 1778, dated 
Camp "Greeage:" reported on command with the baggage; also, same co. 
and regt. ; pay rolls for Oct., 1778, March and April, 1779, dated Providence; 
enlisted Sept. 4, 1777 ; reported on command at Boston Neck in March and 
April, 1779; also, Capt. Smart's co.. Col. Smith's regt.; Continental Army 
pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to July 12, 1780; reported deserted 
July 12, 1780; also, list of deserters from 13th Mass. regt. commanded by 
Liexit. Col. Calvin Smith, endorsed " July 13th 1780 ; " Capt. Smart's co. ; rank. 
Private ; deserted March -, 1780. 

Sibley, John, Sutton. Captain of a company which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, by order of Col. Ebenezer Learned ; service, 7 days ; also, return of 
Capt. Ezra Badlam's co. of the train of artillery, dated Roxbury Camp, June 

23, 1775 ; reported recommended for a commission ; also. Captain Lieutenant, 
Capt. Ezra Badlam's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days ; also, com- 
pany return dated Sewall's Point, Oct. 8, 1775. 

Sibley, John, Sutton. Surgeon's Mate, Col. Ephraim "Wheelock's regt. ; return of 
commissioned officers, dated Ticonderoga, Oct. 11, 1776; also, Surgeon's Mate, 
Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; appointed June 27, 1777 ; term, 6 months from 
July 1, 1777 ; roll dated Providence ; also, same regt. ; regimental pay abstract 
made up from Dec. 1 [1777], to end of service, includmg travel allowance 
home. 

Sibley, John. Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodburj's co.. Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 6 days ; company marched from Sutton to Providence, 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 195 

Sibley, John, continued. 

R. I., on the alarm of Deo. 10, 1776; also, Capt. Jonathan "Woodbury's co., 
Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; 
service, 12 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island, includmg 4 days (72 miles) 
travel home; roll dated Sutton. 

Sibley, Jonas. Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co., Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 12 days, on an alarm 
at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated Sutton. 

Sibley, Jonathan, Royalston. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Peter Woodbury's (i)th) co., 
Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7tli Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, dated Petersham, 
March 24, 1776 ; ordered in Coimcil April 6, 1776, that said officers be commis- 
sioned; reported commissioned April 5 [?], 1776; also, Lieutenant, in com- 
mand of a detachment. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; engaged Aug. 21, 1777; 
discharged Aug. 26, 1777 ; service, 10 days, including .5 days (105 miles) travel 
home; detachment marched from Royalston to Bennington Aug. 21, 1777; 
also. Captain, Col. Luke Drury's regt. ; entered service Aug. 9, 1781 ; marched 
Aug. 13, 1781 ; arrived at camp Aug. 22, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1781 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 21 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; residence, 
Royalston ; engaged for town of Royalston ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Sibley, Joseph, Sutton. Sergeant, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; sei-vice, 1 week 1 day; also, return of Capt. Ezra Badlam's co. of the 
train of artillery, dated Roxbury Camp, Jime 23, 1775; reported recommended 
for a commission; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Ezra Badlam's co., Col. Richard 
Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 26, 
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days ; also, company return dated Sewall's Point, 
Oct. 8, 1775; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Reuben Sibley's (2d Sutton) co.. Col. 
Holman's (5th) regt. ; list dated Hardwick, June 24, 1776, returned by Brig. 
Jonathan Warner, of officers chosen to command two companies of matrosses 
which had been formed by said Warner in his brigade ; ordered in Comicil 
June 28, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned June 
28, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, in command of a detachment. Col. Jonathan 
Holman's regt. ; service, 24 days ; detachment marched from Sutton to Provi- 
dence, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm; also, Captain, Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; appointed June 27, 1777; term, 6 months from July 1, 1777; roll dated 
Providence; also, same regt.; pay roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 3, 1777; 
also, same regt. ; list of men stationed at North Kingston Dec. 8, 1777, dated 
Sturbridge; also. Captain, Col. Keyes's regt.. Brig. Gen. Palmer's brigade; 
retiim of officers who marched on a " late " expedition to Rhode Island, dated 
Gennantown, Dec. 11, 1777; also, same regt.; service from Dec. 1, 1777, to 
Jan. 2, 1778, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Providence. 

SiKLEY, Joseph, Sutton. List of men mustered ; said Sibley appears among men 
raised from Col. Holman's regt. for service at Rhode Island ; Capt. Wood- 
bury's CO. ; engaged for town of Sutton ; mustered June 29 [year not given] ; 
also. Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; 
enlisted June 18, 1778; service at Rhode Island; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 
1779; roll dated Middleton. 

Sibley, Joseph. Private, Capt. Noah Lankton's co.. Col. Mark Hopkins's (1st 
Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service July 15, 1776; discharged July 31, 1776; 
service, 17 days; company marched on expedition to the Highlands, N. Y., 
by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows ; also. Sergeant, in a detachment from 
Capt. Ezekiel Hearick's co.. Col. John Ashley's regt.. Brig. Gen. Fellows's 
(Berkshire Co.) brigade ; entered service Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 10, 



196 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sibley, Joseph, continued. 

1777; service, 19 days; detachment ordered out by Maj. Gen. Gates to rein- 
force Northern army ; roll certified at Tyringham. 

Sibley, Joseph (also given Joseph, 3d). List of men mustered Aug. 18 [year not 
given], by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for "Worcester Co., for the term 
of 6 months, endorsed "1777;" Capt. Sibley's co.. Col. Keyes's regt. ; also. 
Private, same co. and regt. ; enlisted July 2, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from 
July 1, 1777 ; roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll dated 
North Kingston, Dec. 3, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; list of men stationed 
at North Kingston Dec. 8, 1777, dated Sturbridge ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
service from Dec. 1, 1777, to Dec. 25, 1777, 25 days; reported discharged Dec. 
23, 1777 ; roll dated Providence. 

Sibley, Joseph, Jr. Private, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Rand's 
regt. ; entered service July 9, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 
10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 12 days, at West Point, includijig travel (190 miles) 
home ; regiment raised for 3 months ; roll sworn to at Charlton ; also, order on 
Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to John Harbach, dated Sutton, March 4, 
1782, signed by said Sibley, for wages, etc., for service in Capt. Alton's co., 
Col. Rand's regt., at West Pomt in 1780. 

Sibley, Littlefield. Prize Master, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by 
Capt. Jonathan Haraden ; engaged March 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777. 
Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Sibley, Moses, Sutton. List of men drafted from Worcester Co. militia to march 
to Horse Neck under command of Col. Converse [year not given] but who failed 
to join regiment ; reported drafted fi'om town of Sutton ; drafted into a company 
commanded by Capt. Reuben Sibley, of Sutton. 

Sibley, Nathan. Private, Capt. John Howard's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt. ; service, 19 days, with Northern army, at the time of the reduction of 
Gen. Burgoyne; mileage for 281 miles allowed said Sibley; waiTant for pay 
allowed in Council May 4, 1778; also, Capt. Jonathan Woodbury's co.. Col. 
Jacob Davis's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 
13 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home ; 
roll dated Sutton. 

Sibley, Paul. Drummer, Lieut. Joseph Sibley's detachment. Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 21 days ; detachment marched from Sutton to Providence, 
R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm; also. Private, Capt. Jonathan Woodbury's 
CO., Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; 
service, 12 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel 
home ; roll dated Sutton. 

Sibley, Peter, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 2 weeks. 

Sibley, Peter. Private, Capt. John Tyler's co.. Col. Joseph Read's regt.; com- 
pany return endorsed " Dec. 10, 1775 ; " company raised in Mendon, LTxbridge, 
and Upton. 

Sibley, Peter. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Read's co., in a regiment commanded by 
Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler; service to Jan. 21, 1777, 1 mo. 15 days, at Provi- 
dence on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Sibley, Peter. Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co., Col. Job Cushing's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1777 ; di.schargedNov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 27 days, 
in Northern department, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; company 
marched from Worcester Co. Aug. 16, 1777. 



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Sibley, Peter. Private, Capt. Thaddeus Read's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; 
entered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, in- 
cluding travel (3 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an 
alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Sibley, Peter. Private, Capt. Job Knap's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; entered 
service July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, including 
travel (3 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of 
July 27, 1780. Roll dated Douglas. 

Sibley, Reuben, Sutton. Captain, 2d Sutton co., Col. Jonathan Holman's (5th) 
regt. ; list dated Hardwick, June 2-1, 1776, returned by Brig. Jonathan War- 
ner, of oificers chosen to command two companies of matrosses which had been 
formed by said Warner in his brigade ; ordered in Council Jmie 28, 1776, that 
said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned June 28, 1776 ; also, Cap- 
tain ; list of officers in service at Dobbs's Ferry, Tarrytown, and North Castle, 
N. Y., in 1776, endorsed " Commission Officers in Colo. Jam's [Converse's] 
Rig't;" residence, Sutton; also, Cajitain, Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; pay 
roll made up for service of said Sibley's co. from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 
at Rhode Island; also, Captain, Col. Jacob Davis's regt.; marched July 30, 
1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 12 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm, 
includmg 4 days (72 miles) travel home. 

Sibley, Reuben, Sutton. Private, Capt. Reuben Davis's co.. Col. Luke Drury's 
regt.; detached July 18, 1781 ; marched to join regiment July 25, 1781; arrived 
at West Point Aug. 1, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 1, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 21 days, 
including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; residence, Sutton ; engaged for town 
of Sutton ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Sibley, Samuel, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Edmund Hodges's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 5, 1777 ; discharged July 5, 1777; service, 2 mos. 
9 days, at Rhode Island, including travel home. 

Sibley, Samuel, Sutton. Captain of a company which marched April 21, 1775, in 
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, as far as Braintree ; service, 7 days. 

Sibley, Samuel. Private, Lieut. Joseph Sibley's detachment, Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 43 days ; detachment marched from Sutton to Providence, 
R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm. 

Sibley, Samuel. Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co., Col. Job Cushing's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 27 days, 
in Northern department, mcluding 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; company 
marched from Worcester Co. Aug. 16, 1777. 

Sibley, Samuel. Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co., Col. Jacob Davis's regt.; 
marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, at Rhode 
Island on an alarm, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated Sutton. 

Sibley, Sa>iuel, Jr., Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Ebenezer Lamed's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 2 weeks. 

Sibley, Stephen, Sutton. Private, Caj)t. Arthur Dagget's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, (late) Capt. Arthur Dagget's co., Col. Lerned's 
regt. ; company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Sibley, Stephen, Sutton. Capt. Jonathan Carriel'sco., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
company receipt for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Point Shirley, Jmie 
13, 1776; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; service from May 10, 1776, 4 days 
preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 22 days; roll dated Cami) at Hull; 



198 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sibley, Stephen, co7itinued. 

also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 4 days, includ- 
ing travel (75 miles) home. 

Sibley, Stephen. Private, Capt. March Chase's co.. Col. Jonathan Hobiian's 
regt. ; marched Sejit. 26, 1777 ; service to Oct. 26, 1777, 30 days, including travel 
(285 miles) to and from camp ; company marched from Sutton to Saratoga to 
reinforce Northern army. 

Sibley, Stephen. Private, Lieut. Jo.seph Sibley's detachment. Col. Jonathan 
Holman's regt. ; service, 43 days; detachment marched from Sutton to Provi- 
dence, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm; also, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co., Col. 
Danforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted July 21, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from 
July 1, 1777; roll dated Providence; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll dated 
North Kingston, Dec. 3, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; list of men stationed 
at Nortli Kingston, Dec. 8, 1777, dated Sturbridge ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
service from Dec. 1, 1777, to Jan. 2, 1778, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Providence. 

Sibley, Stephen. List of men mustered by Thomas Newliall, Muster Master for 
Worcester Co. ; Capt. Ashley's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; mustered April 30, 1777 ; 
term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. Col. Josepli Vose's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for service from Jan. 20, 1777, to June 
22, 1778; reported deceased; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who en- 
listed prior to Aug. 16, 1777, and marched with regiment to Peekskill, etc. ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp near 
Valley Forge ; enlisted Jan. 20, 1777 ; reported sick at Fishkill. 

Sibley, Stephen. Private, Capt. Thaddeus Read's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; 
entered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, in- 
cluding travel (3 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an 
alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Sibley, Stephen. Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, at Rhode 
Island on an alarm, includmg 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated 
Sutton. 

Sibley, Tarrant, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Ebenezer Lamed's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 2 weeks ; also. Corporal, Capt. March Chase's co., Col. Jonathan 
Holman's regt. ; marched Sept. 26, 1777 ; service to Oct. 26, 1777, 30 days, in- 
cluding travel (285 miles) to and from camp ; company marched from Sutton 
to Saratoga to reinforce Northern army. 

Sibley, William, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Ebenezer Lamed's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 1 week 5 days; also, Capt. Arthur Dagget's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 

3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, (late) Capt. Dagget's co.. Col. Lemed's regt.; 
company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Sibley, William, Sutton. Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; company receipt for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Point Shirley, 
June 13, 1776 ; also, Corporal, same co. and regt. ; service from May 10, 1776, 

4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 21 days; roll dated Camp at 
Hull; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 4 days, 
including travel (75 miles) home. 

Sibley, William, Sutton. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, ]Muster 
Master for Worcester Co. ; Cajit. Burbank's co., Col. Crane's regt. ; mustered 
May 14, 1777; term, 3 years; also, Matross, Capt. Cook's co.. Col. Crane's 
(Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from May 10, 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 199 

Sibley, William, continued. 

1777, to March 10, 1780; residence, Sutton; credited to town of Sutton; also, 
Capt. Jothani Di-ury's co., Col. Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for Sept. -Dec, 
1777; reported on command at Fort ISIifflin in Oct., 1777; also, Capt. David 
Cook's CO., Col. Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and March, 1779, dated 
Warren ; enlisted March 10, 1777. 

Sibley, William, Jr. Private, Capt. Jonathan Woodhury's co., Col. Jacob Davis's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 12 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated 
Sutton. 

SiBLis, Thomas. Private, 4th co. ; entry dated Oct. 12, 1783, of an order for wages 
for May-Sept, [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on 
account of wages, etc. 

SiBLiss, Thomas. Receipt dated Springfield, May 31, 1782, signed by Seth Banister, 
Captain, 4th Mass. regt., Muster Master, stating that he had received said 
Sibliss of Lieut. Alfred Lyon, Chairman of Class No. 3 of the town of South 
Brunfield, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

SiBLY, Archelaus. Drummer, Capt. Joseijh Sibley's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; list of men stationed at North Kingston, Dec. 8, 1777, dated Sturbridge. 

SiBLY, Henry. Quartennaster Sergeant, Col. Revere's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from May 8, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same regt.; 
returns for provisions between April 17, 1779, and July 10, 1779, dated Castle 
Island ; receipts for said provisions signed by said Sibly. 

SiBLY, John, Braintree (also given Falmouth). List of men mustered to join the 
Continental Army, as returned by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master, dated 
Wells, Sept. 24, 1777 ; said Sibly, with others of Braintree, enlisted to serve for 
3 years in Capt. Nicholas Blaisdel's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. 

Sibly, Littlefield. Petition dated Salem, Oct. 27, 1777, signed by William Green- 
wood, stating that at the request of said Sibly and his crew, whose vessel (a 
privateer) had been driven on shore by an English cutter and who after burn- 
ing their vessel had taken shelter at Barrington, N. S., the petitioner's home, 
he had undertaken to bring them to Salem in his schooner, " The Sally," with 
certain supplies that he desired to sell for the benefit of his townsmen, and 
asking that he have permission to so dispose of said supplies and return to his 
home ; accompanying paper, signed by said Sibly, testifies to the assistance 
rendered him and his crew by Capt. Greenwood ; ordered in Council Oct. 31, 
1777, that Capt. Greenwood be allowed the privilege of selling his supplies and 
that all armed vessels of the United States should not molest him while on his 
return journey to Barrington, N. S. 

Sicaty, . Lieutenant, Col. Armand's (Independent) corjis ; return of officers en- 
titled to clothing, agreeable to resolve of Aug. 23, 1779. 

Sickel, John. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co. ; entered service Aug. 21, 1777 ; 
discharged Oct. 21, 1777 ; service, 60 (also given Gl) days ; enlistment, 3 months ; 
company marched to Manchester, Vt., thence to Allington, thence to Still- 
water, by order of Gen. Lincoln, joined Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt., and marched to Bolton's Rills [ ? ] and there served until regularly dis- 
charged ; also, pay roll for same service certified at Sheffield ; also, Capt. 
Enoch Noble's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; entered service May 15, 1778; dis- 
charged Feb. 7, 1779; service, 8 mos. 24 days, at North river; regiment raised 
for 8 months from time of arrival at Peekskill ; roll sworn to in Berkshire Co. 

Sickells, Ferdinand V. Gimner, Capt. Thomas Seward's co., Col. John Crane's 
(Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, 



200 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiCKELLS, Ferdinand Y., continued. 

to Dec. 31, 1780; also, muster roll for Sept., 1777 ; reported sick at Bethlehem ; 
also, muster roll for May, 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge; also, descriptive 
list dated Camp New Windsor, Jan. 12, 1780 [81] ; Capt. Thomas Seward's co., 
3d Artillery regt. ; rank, Gimner ; age, 40 yrs. ; stature, ft. ; complexion, dark ; 
engaged Jan. 1, 1777, by Capt. Seward; term, during war; reported received 
State and Continental bounties. [See Ferdinand Van Sickels.] 

Sickles, . [This name also appears under the form of Seckles, Sekle, Sickel, 

Sickells, Sykel.] 

Sickles, John. Procurer and Superintendent of Pastures ; return for rations allowed 
in Quartermaster General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781. 

SiDANE, Louis Jacques. Receipt dated Walpole, Feb. 24, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Sidane by Oliver Clap, on behalf of the town of Walpole, to serve in the Con- 
tinental Army during the war, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. [See Louis 
Jacques.] 

Sidenberger, Jacob. Capt. Benjamin Bowne's co., Lieut. Col. William Bond's 
(late Col. Gardner's) regt. ; order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 18, 1775. 

Sedensperger, Charles. Private, Capt. Samuel Gregg's co., Col. James Cargill's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 25, 1775 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, 4 mos., 2 weeks, 
3 days ; company raised in St. Georges, Waldoborough, and Camden, Lincoln 
Co., and stationed there for defence of seacoast. 

SiDGEMAN, William. Capt. Joel Smith's co.. Col. Glover's regt. ; receipt for ad- 
vance pay, signed by said Sidgeman and others, dated Cambridge, July 28, 1775. 

SiEBERT, Charles. Drummer, Col. Armand's legion (Independent corjjs taken 
into Continental service, agreeable to resolve of June 25, 1778) ; list dated July 
-, 1778. 

SiEGERT, . [This name also api^ears under the form of Segart, Serjant.] 

SiEGERT, Samuel. List of men raised by the town of Boston to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
as returned by Jabez Hatch, Colonel of Boston regt., dated Boston, May -, 1778. 

SiEMONS, John, Easton. Private, Capt. Matthew Randell's co.. Col. Marshal's 
regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., dated Camp at Hull, June 18, 
1776. 

SiERGANT, Winthrop, Marblehcad. 1st Sergeant, Capt. William Bacon's (2d) co., 
Col. Glover's (21st) regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

SiERS, WiLLARD, Sandisficld. Private, Capt. Moses Soul's co.. Col. John Fellows's 
(8th) regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; enlisted April 21, 1775; re- 
ported as having gone to Qiiebec Sept. 9, 1775. 

SiERS, Zebedee, York. Private, Capt. Samuel Leighton's co., Col. James Scam- 
man's (30th) regt.; company return endorsed " Oct'r 3d 1775," including ab- 
stract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; enlisted Jime 10, 1775 ; reported deserted 
July 1, 1775. 

SiEVER, Daniel. Receipt dated April 10, 1781, signed by said Siever and others, 
for bounties paid them by the several classes of the town of Haverhill to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 
2, 1780. 

SiGER, Henry. Private, Capt. Nathan Sargeant's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
' guards ; detached July 3, 1778 ; service to July 17, 1778, 14 days ; regiment 
stationed at Winter Hill. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 201 

SiGNCROSS, George. Ensign, Capt. Francis Symonds's co. ; list dated Watertown, 
June 15, 177."), of officers of companies that made choice of John Glover for 
Colonel, recommended for commissions hy Committee of Safety June 22, 1775 ; 
above officers ordered to be commissioned with the exception of Capt. William 
Lee and his subalterns. 

Signer, Anthony. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, ^Muster Master for 
Suifolk Co., dated Boston, March 1, 1778; Col. Crane's regt. 

SiGONY, Anthony. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Kingsbury's co.. Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt.; service, 15 days; company marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce 
army under Gen. Gates at the Northward. Roll dated Oxford. 

Sigourney, . [This name also appears under the form of Segomiier, Seguem, 

Sigony.] 

Sigourney, Andrew, Boston. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster 
Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Bryant's co.. Col. Mason's regt. ; mustered 
May 21, 1777 ; term, 8 months ; also, Sailmaker, Col. Mason's corps stationed at 
Springfield ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 24, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779 ; residence, Boston ; reported " now mider Colo Bli.ss ; " also, Con- 
ductor, Col. Cheever's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also, certificate dated Boston, Dec. 19, 1781, signed 
by Thomas Walley and others, certifying that said Sigourney, Conductor, serv- 
ing under Col. Bliss at Springfield, was entitled to wages for the last 3 months 
in 1780; also. Council warrant dated Boston, Dec. 24, 1781, for £36, drawn in 
favor of said Sigoumej% Conductor, for wages for 3 mos. .service in 1780 under 
Col. Bliss at Springfield. 

Sigourney, Anthony, Oxford. Private, Capt. John Town's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Eoxbury ; service, 10| days. 

Sigourney, Elisha. List of men subscribing to regulations for formation of an 
Independent co. to be raised in Boston ; officers of said Boston Independent co. 
commissioned in Council Dec. 7, 177G; Maj. Gen. John Hancock to serve as 
Colonel, Henry Jackson to serve as Lieutenant Colonel ; also. Private, Gen. 
John Hancock's (Boston Independent) co. commanded by Lieut. Col. Henry 
Jackson ; arrived at camp April 17, 1777 ; discharged ISIay 5, 1777 ; service, 21^ 
days, at Rhode Island ; company probably marched from Boston April 15, 1777. 

Sikes, Abner, Ludlow. Private, Cajit. Reuben Mumi's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated Roxbury, Sept. 17, 177G ; also, same co. 
and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, etc., dated Boston, Nov. 2(), 1776; mileage 
for 92 miles allowed said Sikes; also, Capt. Aaron Graves's co.. Col. David 
Leonard's regt. ; entered service May 8, 1777 ; discharged July 8, 1777 ; service, 
2 mos. 10 days, at the Northward, including 10 days (206 miles) travel from 
camp home; also, Capt. Ephraim Chapin's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 12 (also given Aug. 23), 1777; discharged Nov. 30 (also 
^iven Nov. 29) , 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 26 (also given 3 mos. 14) days, under Gen. 
Gates in Northern department, including 7 days (146 miles) travel home ; order 
for payment of amovmt of roll dated at Springfield and signed by Capt. Chapin. 

Sikes, Ashbel. Private, Capt. Daniel Sacket's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt. ; en- 
listed Aug. 20, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 18 days, in 
Northern department, including 8 days (152 miles) travel home. 

Sikes, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards stationed at Spring- 
field ; enlisted March 1(), 1779 ; discharged June 16, 1779 ; companj' detached 
for 3 months from time of joining at Springfield. 

Sikes, Francis. Private, Capt. Abel King's co.. Col. Sears's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 
20, 1781 ; service to Nov. 20, 1781, 3 mos., at Saratoga. 



202 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiKES, Increase, Ludlow. Private, Capt. Pliineas Stebbins's co.. Col. Nathan Spar- 
bowk's (Sparhawk's) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 15, 1778; service to Dec. 12, 1778, 
3 mos. 3 days, including travel (91 miles) home ; company detached to reinforce 
army under Gen. Sullivan, but ordered to Boston by resolve of Sept. 17, 1778. 

SiKES, Jacob. Private, Capt. Natlian Rowlee's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson's 
detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticon- 
deroga, Feb. 25, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 25, 1777 ; also, same co. and 
detachment ; entered service Dec. 25, 1776 ; service to April 3, 1777, 99 days, at 
Ticonderoga; mileage home (180 miles) allowed. 

SiKES, James. Captain, serving as Volunteer, 2d co.. Col. Gideon Burt's (Hampshire 
Co.) regt.; entered .service Jime 12, and June 16, 1782; service, 7 days; said 
Sikes reported as belonging to the alarm list; company marched to retake 
Samuel Ely who was rescued from Springfield jail June 12, 1782, and to oppose 
the rioters who assembled at Northampton June 16, 1782. 

Sikes, John Jones. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Wilbraham 
for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 3, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 17, 1780; service, 5 mos. 21 (also given 6 mos. 3) days, including 
travel (140 miles) home. 

Sikes, John Jones. Receipt dated Springfield, April 14, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Sikes by Richard Everett, in behalf of a class of which Simon Whitney was 
Chairman, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years from April 
8, 1782, to the credit of the town of Watertown. 

Sikes, Jonathan, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. Paul Langdon's (Wilbraham) co. of 
Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
9 days ; said Sikes marched April 20, 1775 ; reported enlisted into the army April 
29, 1775 ; also, Cajit. Langdon's co.. Col. Timothy Danielson'sregt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days; 
also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; reported " on Command Quebeck; " 
also, certificate dated Wilbraham, Jan. 19, 1776, signed by Capt. Paul Lang- 
don, certifying that said Sikes and others of his company had not received 
bounty coats; also, Corporal, (late) Capt. Colton'sco., Col. Graton'sregt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Nov. 14, 1779; 
also, Capt. Charles Colton's co., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return [year 
not given] ; residence, Wilbraham ; enlisted for town of Wilbraham ; mustered 
by County Muster Master Woodbridge ; also, return dated Wilbraham, Aug 25, 
1780, made by Col. John Bliss, of men mustered by him to serve for 3 months, 
agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1780; 7th co., 1st Hampshire Co. regt. ; age, 25 
yrs. ; residence, Wilbraham; mustered July 24, 1780; also. Sergeant, Capt. 
Joseph Browning's co., Col. Seth INIurray's regt. ; engaged July 24, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 2 mos. 24 days, including 7 days (140 miles) 
travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. 

Sikes, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams's 
regt.; enlisted Dec. 15, 1776; discharged March 18, 1777; service, 3 mos. 14 
days, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; roll dated Morristown ; also, 
Capt. Gideon Stebbens's co., 4th Hampshire Co. regt. ; service, 2 days ; reported 
as belonging to the alarm list ; company marched to Northampton in June, 
1782, to suppress the mob ; roll dated Belchertown. 

Sikes, Nathan, Monson. Private, Capt. Freeboni Moulton's (Monson) co. of 
Minute-men, Col. Danielson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Cambridge ; left Cambridge April 30, 1775 ; service, 11 days ; reported 
returned home. 



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IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 203 

SiKES, Nathan, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. Paul Langdon's (Wilhraham) co. of 
Minute-men, which marched in response to tlie alarm of April lit, 1775; ser- 
vice, 9 days; said Sikes marched April 20, 1775; reported enlisted into the 
army April 29, 1775 ; also, Capt. Paul Langdon's co.. Col. Timothy Danielson's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos., 
1 week, 3 days ; also, comjiany return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order forbomity 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Koxbury, Dec. 25, 1775; also; Private, 
Capt. Sumner's co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; Contijiental Army pay accoimts for 
service from May 10, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; term, 3 years; also, (late) Capt. 
Charles Colton's co., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return of men who were 
in camp on or before ISIay [Aug.] 15, 1777, and who had not been absent sub- 
sequently except on furlough, etc.; also. Colonel's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 1, 1780; 
reported discharged May 10, 1780. 

Sikes, Nathaniel, Monson. Private, Capt. Freeborn Moulton's (Monson) co. of 
Minute-men, Col. Danielson's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 
1775, to Cambridge ; left Cambridge April 30, 1775 ; service, 11 days ; reported 
returned home; also, Capt. Reuben Mimn's co., (late) Col. David Leonard's 
regt.; entered service March 1, 1777; discharged April 11, 1777; service, 42 
days ; company detached to reinforce army at Ticonderoga. 

Sikes, Othniel, Hinsdale. Private, Capt. Moses Harvey's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 [service not given] ; also, com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; enlisted Aug. 3, 1775; also. Private, Capt. 
"William Warner's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service from May 11, 1770, 
4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for 
Nov., 1776, attested at Boston. 

Sikes, Othniel, Marshfield. Private, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co.. Col. Willard's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage and travel allowance from Fort Edward to 
Plymouth and adjacent towns, via Albany, dated Plymouth, Dec. 20, 1776 ; 
270 miles travel allowed said Sikes; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for 
mileage and travel allowance from home to Skeensborough, via No. 4 or 
Charlestown, dated Boston, Jan. -, 1777; 228 miles travel allowed said Sikes. 

Sikes, Othniel. Private, Capt. Reuben Petty'sco., Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams's 
regt.; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; discharged jMarch 19, 1777; service, 3 mos. 15 
days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home. 

Sikes, Rufus, Springfield. Return of men drafted from Hampshire Co. militia to 
march to Horse Neck imder command of Col. Samuel How [year not given], 
but who failed to join regiment; reported drafted from town of Springfield; 
drafted into Capt. Burt's co. ; also, Private, 2d co.. Col. Gideon Burt's (Hamp- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered serv'ice June 12, and June 16, 1782 ; service, 6 days ; 
company marched to retake Samuel Elj' who was rescued from Springfield jail 
Jvme 12, 1782, and to oppose the rioters who assembled at Northampton June 
16, 1782. 

Sikes, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; enlisted June 11, 
1779; discharged Sept. 11, 1779; service, 3 mos. ; company raised for 3 months 
from time of joining and stationed at Springfield ; also, same co; enlisted Oct. 
15, 1779; discharged Jan. 15, 1780; service, 3 mos.; company raised for 3 
months from time of joining and stationed at Springfield. 

Sikes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abel King's co., Col. Sears's regt. ; enli.sted Aug. 
20, 1781; service to Nov. 20, 1781, 3 mos., at Saratoga. 

Sikes, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.) . Descriptive list of men raised from Col. 
Bliss's (1st Hampshire Co.) regt. to reinforce the Continental Army for the 
term of 3 months, agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1778 [80], returned by Lieut. 



204 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiKES, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.) , continued. 

Col. Jonathan Hale as mu,stered by him ; 2d co., 1st regt. ; age, IG yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; hair, brown; eyes, light; occupation, farmer; 
engaged for town of Sin-ingfield ; also, Private, Capt. Joseph Browning's co.. 
Col. Seth Murray's regt.; enlisted July 16, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; 
service, 3 mos. 2 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home; regiment 
raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; also, 
order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, jiayable to Thomas "Williston, dated 
Springfield, March 22, 1782, signed by said Sikes and others belonging to Capt. 
Browning's co.. Col. Murry's regt., for wages for 3 mos. service in 1780; also. 
Private, 2d co.. Col. Gideon Burt's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; entered service 
June 12, and June 16, 1782; service, 7 days; company marched to retake 
Samuel Ely who was rescued from Springfield jail June 12, 1782, and to 
oppose the rioters who assembled at Northampton June 16, 1782. 

SiKS, Joseph. Private, in a comj)any commanded by Capt. Lieut. Aaron Phelps, 
Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; 
service, 1 mo. 9 days, in Northern department, including travel (120 miles) 
home. Roll sworn to in Hamjjshire Co. 

SiKS, Othniel, Hinsdale. Capt. M. Harvey's co.. Col. J. Brewer's regt. ; order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, Oct. 26, 1775 ; 
also, receipt dated Hull, Jime 22, 1776, signed by said Siks and others belongmg 
to Capt. William Warner's co., for advance pay for 1 month, etc. 

Silas, , Leominster. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 

8th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. John Joslin, Jr., sworn to in 
^ Worcester Co., Feb. 22, 1778; residence, Leominster; engaged for town of 

Leominster; joined Capt. Warner's co.. Col. Marshal's regt. ; term, 3 years; 
reported a servant. 

Silas, , Plymouth. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 

Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co., 1st Plymouth Co. regt., dated Feb. 21 [1778] ; 
residence, Plymouth ; engaged for town of Plymouth ; joined CaiJt. George 
>/ Donham's co.. Col. Baily's regt. ; tenn, 3 years ; reported a negro. [See Silas 

Accrow.] 

Silas, . Seaman or Marine, sloop " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John 

Fisk ; engaged June 16, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 30, 1776 ; reported a negro ; roll 
dated Salem; also. Seaman, same vessel and commander; engaged Sept. 30, 
1776; discharged Jan. 1, 1777; roll sworn to at Boston; also, same vessel and 
commander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; discharged Feb. 20, 1777; roll sworn to at 
yy Boston ; also, Seaman, brigantine " Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. John 

Fisk; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, dated Salem, iMarcli 17, 1777; 
also, same vessel and commander ; engaged March 6, 1777 ; discharged July 31, 
1777; service, 4 mos. 25 days; roll dated Boston; a^so, same vessel and com- 
mander; engaged July 31, 1777; discharged Oct. 16, 1777; roll dated Boston. 

SiLAWAY, Reuben. Cajrt. John Currier's co., Col. James Fiye's regt.; order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, Nov. 16, 1775. 

SiLAWAY, Reuben. Company receipt for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford, dated 
Ticonderoga, Aug. 28, 1776; also, company receipt, given to Capt. John Ford, 
for wages to Oct. 1, 1776, dated Ticonderoga ; company marched from Chelms- 
ford July 25, 1776, and was discharged at Albany Jan. 1, 1777. 

SiLBY, William. Return made up for the year 1780 ; Capt. David Cook's co., 3d 
Artillery regt. ; rank. Gunner; engaged ]\Iarch 10, 1777; reported discharged 
March 10, 1780. 

SiLDEN [Charles]. Lieutenant, Col. Henry Jackson's (4th) regt. ; return of effec- 
tives, dated Feb. 14, 1783 ; reported on duty at the Lines. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 205 

SiLDON, Robert. Seaman, brigantine " Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. 
John Fisk; abstract for advance jiay for 1 month, dated Salem, March 17, 
1777; engaged Feb. 22 [1777]. 

SiLES, John, Massabesec. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti- 
nental Army at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as 
received of John Frost, Superintendent for York Co., by Capt. Samuel Leigh- 
ton, at Kittery, June 1, 1778, to be conducted to Fishkill and delivered to 
Brig. Jonathan Warner; Capt. Smith's co., 3d York Co. regt. ; age, 24 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Massabesec. 

SiLEWAY, Reuben, Haverhill. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 3d Haverhill co., as returned by Capt. Timothy Johnson, dated Feb. 13, 
1778 ; residence, Haverhill ; engaged for town of Haverhill ; joined Capt. Carr's 
CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; term, during war. 

Silivester, Adam, Pownalborough. Private, Capt. Josiah Stearns's co.. Col. 
Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; company return dated Charlestown, Winter Hill, 
Oct. 6, 1775. 

Silk, " Pall." List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777; Col. Crane's regt. [See Patterson 
Silk.] 

Silk, Patrick, Gloucester. List of men raised for Continental service [year not 
given] ; residence, Gloucester ; engaged for town of Gloucester. 

Silk, Patterson, Boston. Private, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co.. Col. Brewer's 
regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bomity coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Silk, Patterson, Dedham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. 
George Gould, Cajit. Abel Richards, and Capt. Ebenezer Battle, all of Dedham ; 
residence, Dedham; engaged for town of Dedham; joined Capt. Stevens's co.. 
Col. Crane's (also given Col. Greaton's) regt. ; term, 3 years, to expire April 
8, 1780; also, Bombardier, Capt. Benjamin Eustis's co.. Col. John Crane's 
(Aitillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from ISIarch 18 
1777, to Oct. 4, 1777 ; reported killed in action Oct. 4, 1777 ; also, Matross, same 
CO. and regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc. ; 
also. Bombardier, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1777. 
[See Pall Silk.] 

Silk, Thomas, Boston. Seaman or Marine, brigantine " Hazard," commanded by 
Capt. Simeon Samson ; roll made up for advance pay and dated Boston, Nov. 13, 
1777; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Nov. 10, 1777 [service not 
given]. 

SiLKiE, John George. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master 
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1777; Capt. Himt's co.. Col. John Pat- 
terson's regt. ; reported received State bounty. 

Sill, Edward, Salisbury. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 7 days. [Name appears as Edward Silly on a duplicate roll.] 

Sill, Thomas. List of prisoners taken by Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne to be exchanged 
for British in-isoners taken by Maj. Gen. Gates, dated Albany, Oct. 24, 1777; 
said Sill, 1st Lieutenant, to be exchanged for Lieut. Skene. 

Sillaway, Amos. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; enlisted Jan. 1, 
1776; reported deserted March 6, 1776. 



206 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiLLAWAY, Daniel, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. Oliver Barron's co. of militia, Col. 
David Green's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 9 days. 

SiLLAWAT, John, Newbiiryport (also given Newbury) . Private, Capt. Gideon Par- 
ker's CO., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; 
enlisted Jmae 7, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 27 days ; also, company return endorsed 
*' October 8 1775 ; " age, 17 yrs. ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent 
in money dated Camp Prospect Hill, Dec. 28, 1775; also, list of men mustered 
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 
1777; Capt. Isaiah Stetson's co., Col. Bradford's regt. 

SiLLAWAY, Reuben, Amesbury. Private, Capt. Matthias Hoyt's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 9 days. 

SiLLEES, . [This name also appears under the form of Sillies, Sillis.] 

SiLLEES, "Mathas." Receipt dated Andover, Feb. 19, 1781, for boimties paid said 
Sillees and others, on behalf of Capt. John Abbot's (Andover) co., for enlist- 
ing to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; said Sillees re- 
ported as having been hired by the East District of Andover. 

SiLLEWAY, Amos, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co., Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

SiLLEWAY, Reuben, Amesbury. Private, Capt. John Currier's co.. Col. James 
Frye's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

SiLLEWAY, Reuben, Haverhill. Private, Capt. W. "Watson's co.. Col. James "Wes- 
son's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to 
Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Samuel Carr's co.. Col. Wesson's (9th) regt.; return 
for clothing delivered for the year 1780. 

SiLLEY, Edward. Capt. Jonathan Evans's co.. Col. Frye's regt. ; order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 13, 1775. 

SiLLEY, James, Salisbury. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as 
returned by Capt. Benjamin Evans ; residence, Salisbury ; engaged for town of 
Salisbury; joined Capt. Farnum's ("V^amum's) co., Col. M. Jackson's regt.; 
term, 3 years ; also. Private, Capt. Varnum's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accomits for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to June 1, 1778; 
reported deserted. 

SiLLEY, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co.. Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt. ; 
enlisted June 25, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 6 mos. 19 days, at 
Rhode Island, includmg 12 days (233 miles) travel home ; enlistment to expire 
Jan. 1, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Warwick, Nov. 7, 
1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, 
Sept. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 30, 1778. 

SiLLEY, Jonathan, Seabrook. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co., Col. James 
Frye's regt. ; comjjany return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 13, 1775 ; also. 
Private, Capt. Samuel Huse's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards sta- 
tioned at Winter Hill ; enlisted Nov. 11, 1777 ; service to Feb. 3, 1778. 

SiLLEY, Reuben, Sutton. Private, Capt. Arthur Dagget's (Sutton) co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Lamed's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 1 week 5 days. 

SiLLEY, Samuel, Weare (also given Hale's Town, N. H.) . Private, Capt. James 
Perry's co.. Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775; 



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SiLLEY, Samuel, continued. 

enlisted July 5, 1775; service, 1 mo. 10 days; also, company return dated Oct. 
(), 1775 ; also, order for bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, 
Nov. 11, 1775. 

SiLLEY, Thomas, Newbury (also given Salisbury). Private, (ith co., Col. Brooks's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; residence, Newbury; also, Capt. Haffield White's co., Col. R. Putnam's 
regt.; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; mustered by Col. Barret; reported 
transferred to Col. Alden's regt. ; also, Capt. Robert Allen's co., Col. Icbabod 
Alden's regt.; return endorsed "1778;" residence, Salisbury; mustered by 
County Muster Master Barber and by a Continental Muster Master ; also, (late) 
Capt. Robert Allen's co., (late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men who were in 
camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently 
except on furlough, etc., certified at Fort" Harkermen," Feb. 26, 1779; also, 
Capt. Asa Coburn's (Light Infantry) co., (late) Col. Alden's (6th) regt.; mus- 
ter roll for March and April, 1779, dated Fort Harkuner; enlisted Dec. 28 
[1776] ; reported on command in pursuit of a desei'ter ; also, descriptive list of 
men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree- 
able to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Sprmgfield, July 7, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ;" complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Salisbury ; marched 
to camp July 7, 1780, imder command of Capt. Dix ; also, pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Salisbury for service in the Continental Army during 
1780 ; marched to camp June 28, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 14, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 
29 days, including travel (240 miles) home. 

Sillies, Matthew. Return of men raised in E.ssex Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Andover; engaged 
March 7, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

SiLLis, Matthew. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos. 

SiLLiwAY, Daniel. Private, Capt. Oliver Titcomb's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 3, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 1 day; 
company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

SiLLiWAY, John. Private, Capt. Oliver Titcomb's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt.; en- 
tered service Oct. 3, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 1 day; 
company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

SiLLiwAY, Reuben, Haverhill. Descriptive list made up from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780; Capt. Samuel Carr's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt.; rank, 
Private; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; occu- 
pation, husbandman ; birthplace, Haverhill ; residence, Haverhill ; enlisted 
Feb. 17, 1777, by Capt. Carr, at Haverhill ; enlistment, during war. 

SiLLOWAY, . [This name also appears under the form of Sellaway, Selliway, 

Silaway, Sileway, Sillaway, Silleway, Silliway, Siloway.] 

SiLLOWAY, John. Copy of a com jiany receipt, given to the Selectmen of Newbury, 
for wages for li mos. service under Maj. William Rogers at Rhode Island, 
dated Newbury, Jan. 25, 1779. 

SiLLOWAY, John. Treasury pay roll of the brigantine " Pallas," commanded by 
Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 20, 1779, on Penob- 
scot expedition. 

SiLLOWAY, Robert. Private, Capt. Allen McLane's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 



208 JVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiLLOY, John, New Gloucester. Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's co., Col. Nathan 
(Nathaniel) Wade's regt. ; enlisted June 25 [1778]; company stationed at 
Rhode Island for 6 months. 

Sills, Zebadiah, Pittsfield. Private, Capt. David Noble's co. of Minute-men and 
militia, Col. John Patison's regt., which marched April 22, 1775, m response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 1 mo. 2 days ; reported 
returned home. 

SiLLVER, John, Bradford. Bombardier, Capt. Samuel Gridley's co., Col. Richard 
Gridley's regt. ; muster roll dated Aiig. 1, 1775; enlisted June 12, 1775; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 22 days. [See Jonathan Silver.] 

Silly, Edward, Salisbury. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April l£f, 1775; ser- 
vice, 7 days. [Name appears as Edward Sill on a duplicate roll.] 

Silly, Jonathan. Capt. Samuel Huse's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards 
stationed at Winter Hill ; enlisted Feb. 3, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days. 

Silly, Thomas, Salisbury. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Capt. Robert Allen's co., 
Col. Alden's regt. ; also. Private, Capt. Joshua French's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch 
Putnam's regt.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1781; discharged Nov. 27, 1781; service, 3 
mos. 28 days, near West Point, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home; 
regiment raised in Essex and Plymouth counties to remforce Contmental 
Army for 3 months. 

SiLMAN, Matthew. Private, ship "Vengeance," commanded by Capt. Thomas 
Thomas; engaged June 27, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service, 2 mos., 
on Penobscot expedition ; vessel reported lost. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

SiLOWAY, Daniel. Company receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, for wages 
for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 1776, in Capt. John Ford's co.. Col. 
Roberson's (Robinson's) regt. ; also, company receipt for mileage, given to 
Capt. John Ford, dated Ticonderoga, Aug. 28, 1776; also, company receipt, 
given to Capt. John Ford, for wages to Oct. 1, 1776, dated Ticonderoga ; com- 
pany marched from Chelmsford July 25, 1776, and was discharged at Albany, 
Jan. 1, 1777. 

SiLSBE, Benjamin. List of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Salem ; engaged July 14, 
1781 ; term, 3 years. 

SiLSBEE, . [This name also ajipears vmder the form of Silsbe, Silsbj'.] 

SiLSBEE, Nathaniel (also given Nathaniel, Jr.) . Private, Capt. Benjamin 
Ward, Jr.'sco. ; company receipt, given to Daniel Hopkins, for advance pay 
for 1 month, dated Salem, Sejjt. 25, 1775; also, same co. ; enlisted July 11, 
1775 ; service, 6 mos. 5 days ; company stationed at Salem for defence of sea- 
coast; also, same co. ; enlisted Jan. 22, 1776; discharged Nov. 18, 1776; ser- 
vice, 9 mos. 28 days ; extra wages allowed said Silsbee and others for 25 days 
service at Boston during above term ; company raised in Salem and stationed 
there for defence of seacoast. 

SiLSBURY, Jonathan, Westfield. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve 
of June 9, 1779, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent; Capt. Mose- 
ley's CO., Col. Moseley's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 m. ; hair, light ; en- 
gaged for town of Westfield ; also. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Shepard's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1V80; residence, Westfield; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., 4th Mass. regt.; re- 
turn made up for the year 1780, dated West Point; enlisted Nov. -, 1779; en- 



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SiLSBURY, Jonathan, continued. 

listment, during war ; also, Private, Capt. Elnathan Haskell's co.. Col. William 
Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated "West Point; also, 
muster rolls for June-Sept., 1781; also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Feb., 1782, 
dated York Hutts. 

SiLSBUY, Jonathan, "Westfield. Descriptive list of men belonging to Col. William 
Shepard's (4th) regt. who re-enlisted subsequent to Sept. 30, 177!), dated Bud's 
Highlands, Feb. 23, 1780 ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light ; 
hair, light; residence, Westfield. 

SiLSBY, Jonathan. Enlistment agreement signed by said Silsby and others, engag- 
ing themselves to serve until April 1 "next" in a company commanded by 
Capt. James Stedman, of Windham, and in a regiment raised by proclamation 
of the Governor, dated Jan. 20, 177(j; also, receipt given to Lieut. Jonah 
Palmer, dated Jiuie 17, 1776, signed by said Silsby and others belonging to 
Capt. James Stedman's co.. Col. John Douglass's regt., for wages, etc., for 2 
mos. service in the Contmental Army. 

Silsby, Samuel, Charlestown. Private, Capt. Seth Murray's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; comi^any return dated Prospect Hill, Sept. 
30, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, 
Oct. 25, 1775. 

SiLVA, As.A^. Private, Capt. Joel Stevens's co.. Col. David Roseter's regt. ; entered 
service Oct. 12, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 25, 1781 ; service, 13 days, on an alanu at 
Saratoga. Roll dated Pittslield. 

SiLVAiN, Jean Louis. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Wrentham ; engaged 
April 4, 1781. 

SiLVASTER, Caleb. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Soper's co.. Col. John Cushing's (Plym- 
outh Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days; company marched to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 10, 
1776, on an alarm. Roll endorsed " on Alarm to Prov'den Dec'r 8 1776." 

Silvaster, Eb. Private, Capt. Daniel Scott's (Pownalborough) co.. Col. Joseph 
North's regt. ; service from Sept. 10, 1777, 2 days, in defending and retaking 
a mast-ship loading in Sheepscot river; comijany called out on an alarm. 

Silvaster, Hinchman. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co., Col. John Cushing's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days ; company marched to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 
10, 1776, on an alarm. Roll endorsed " on Alarm to Prov'den Dec'r 8 1776." 

Silvaster, Is,\ac. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt. ; enlisted June 20, 1781 ; service to Dec. 1, 1781, 5 mos. 10 days, near 
Penobscot; roll sworn to in Lincoln Co.; also, company receipt for muskets, 
etc., given to Capt. Benjamin Lemont, dated Coxes Head, June 8, 1781. 

Silvaster, Michael. Sergeant, Capt. Lemuel Curtis's co.. Col. Anthony Thomas's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt.; service, 4 days ; company marched to Cohasset on tlie 
alarm of March 5, 177G; roll dated Hanover; also, Capt. Joseph Soper's co.. 
Col. John Cushing's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days ; company marched 
to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm; roll endorsed "on Alarm to 
Prov'den Dec'r 8 1776." 

Silvaster, Obadiah. Capt. Elijah Crocker's co.. Gen. Thomas's regt. ; order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Silver, . [This name also appears under the form of Sillver, Silva, Silvier.] 

Silver, Abiezer. Corporal, Capt. Caleb Champney's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's 
detachment of guards; enlisted Oct. 1, 1779; discharged Jan. 1, 1780; service, 
3 mos. 5 days (also given 3 mos.) , at and about Boston, including travel (4 days) 
out and home. 



210 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Silver, Abraham, Methuen. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of 
June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield; engaged for 
town of Westford [name crossed out on list] ; also, descriptive list of men raised 
to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve 
of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. 
Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 7, 1780 ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; 
complexion, light ; engaged for town of Methuen ; marched to camp July 6, 
1780, under command of Capt. Dix ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by 
the town of Methuen for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; entered 
service July 1, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 8, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 20 days, including 
travel (240 miles) home. 

Silver, Abraham. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Gage's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. 
of guards ; enlisted Dec. 19, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 3 mos. 17 days, 
guarding Gen. Burgoyne's trooiis at Whiter Hill. Roll dated Bradford. 

Silver, Abraham. Private, Capt. David "Whittier's co., commanded by Lieut. 
Jeremiah Blanchard subsequent to Oct. 12, 1778, Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; 
enlisted Jmie 8, 1778; discharged Feb. 17, 1779; service, 8 mos. 22 days, at 
North river, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 
8 months from time of arrival at Peekskill ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll 
for Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton; also, Lieut. Jeremiah Blanchard's co.. 
Col. Poor's regt.; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, and Feb., 1779, dated 
King's Ferry. 

Silver, Abraham. Sergeant, Capt. Caleb Champney's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's 
detachment of guards; enlisted Oct. 1, 1779; discharged Jan. 1, 1780; service, 
3 mos. 5 days (also given 3 mos.) , at and about Boston, including travel (4 
days) out and home. 

Silver, Abraham Perkins (also given Alexander), Methuen. Capt. Charles 
Furbush's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed 
by said Silver and others, dated Cambridge, June 30, 1775; also, Private, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 29, 1775; service, 

2 mos. 8 days; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Camp at Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Silver, Antonia. Boatswain, brigantme "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. 
John Allen Hallet ; engaged July 28, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 4, 1778. 

Silver, Daniel, Charlton. Private, Capt. William Campbell's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Leamed's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 

3 mos. 1 week; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775, and endorsed " Rox- 
bury Camp; " also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Roxbury Camp, Dec. 21, 1775; also. Private, Capt. James Gray's co.. Col. 
Thomas Mansball's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage to camp, etc., 
dated July 15, 177(5 ; mileage for 56 miles allowed said Silver ; also, .same co. 
and regt. ; entered service June 6, 1776 ; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 25 days ; 
also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Nov., 1776; also. Private, Capt. Samuel 
Page's CO., Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for 
service from Feb. 14, 1777, to July 11, 1777 ; residence, Charlton ; reported 
deserted July 11, 1777 ; also, Capt. Page's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; 
subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 14 [1777], to time of arrival 
at Bennington ; ci'edited' with 38 days allowance ; the Captain and 1st Lieuten- 
ant to march April 1, 1777, the rest to march March 12, 1777; also, Capt. 
Page's CO., Col. Tupper's regt.; return dated Jan. 25, 1778; enlisted for town 



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Silver, Daniel, continued. 

of Charlton ; mustered by Esq. Cushiiig, Comity Muster Master, aud by Col. 
Verrick, Continental Muster Master. 

Silver, Daniel, Salem. Capt. Charles Furbush's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Silver and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Jvme 30, 1775 ; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 25, 1775; service, 2 mos. 12 days; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Nov. 21, 
1775. 

Silver, Daniel. Lieutenant, Capt. Charles Forbush's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
regt.; list of officers, year not given. [See James Silver.] 

Silver, David, Haverhill. Private, Capt. John Robinson's co., Col. William 
Turner's regt. of 5 months levies raised in Essex Co. for service at Rhode 
Island ; enlisted Aug. 9, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 27, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 23 
days, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home. 

Silver, David, Salem. Private, Capt. Charles Furbush's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Bridge's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted July 20, 1775 ; service, 
12 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Silver, David. Private, Cai)t. Caleb Champney's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's 
detachment of guards; enlisted Oct. 1, 1779; discharged Jan. 1, 1780; service, 
3 mos. 5 days (also given 3 mos.), at and about Boston, including travel (4 
days) out and home. 

Silver, Isaac, Boston. List of men raised for Continental service [year not given] ; 
residence, Boston; engaged for town of Framingham. 

Silver, Isaac, Haverhill. Matross, Capt. Thomas Pierce's co.. Col. Richard Grid- 
ley's (Artillery) regt. ; company return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, 
Dec. 27, 1775. 

Silver, Isaac, Wrentham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 1st Wrentham co. (known as North co. of West Precinct in Wrentham) , 
Col. Benjamin Haws's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. John Met- 
calf; residence, Wrentham; engaged for town of AVrenthani; joined Capt. 
Drury's co.. Col. Crane's regt.; term, during war; also, list of men raised 
in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, as returned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. 
Wheelock's regt. ; also, Corporal, Capt. Cook's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artil- 
lery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 13, 1777, 
to March 23, 1778; reported died March 23, 1778; also, Capt. Jotham Drury's 
CO., Col. Crane's regt.; pay rolls for Sept.-Dec, 1777; reported sick out of 
camp in Sept., 1777, on command at Fort Mifflin in Oct., 1777, sick out of camp 
in Nov., 1777, sick at Burlington in Dec, 1777. 

Silver, James, Methuen. Private, Capt. John Davis's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Fry's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7daj's; 
reported enlisted Feb. 14, 1775; also, Capt. Davis's co.. Col. Frye's regt.; re- 
turn of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775 ; also, receipt for 
advance pay, signed by said Silver and others, dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775 ; 
also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 5, 1775 ; enlisted May 14, 1775 ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Bos- 
ton, Dec. 13, 1775. 

Silver, James, Methuen. Lieutenant, Capt. Charles Furbush's co.. Col. Bridge's 
regt. : muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
14 daj's; also, petition addressed to the Council, dated Cambridge, Oct. 20, 



212 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Silver, James, continued. 

1775, signed by Ebenezer Bridge, Colonel, 27th regt., stating that said Silver, 
Ensign, and other officers of said regiment had been in service from May [1775], 
but had not received commissions, and asking that they be recommended to 
Gen. Washington for commissions in the Continental Army ; ordered hi Council 
Oct. 26, 1775, that said officers be recommended accordingly ; said Silver recom- 
mended as 2d Lieutenant; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Kettell's co., Maj. 
Nathaniel Heath's detachment of guards; entered service Aug. 3, 1779; dis- 
charged Sept. 30, 1779- service, 2 mos. 1 day (also given 2 mos.) ; company 
detached from militia for 3 months service at and about Boston ; term to ex- 
pire Oct. 1, 1779 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Caleb Champney'sco., Maj. Nathaniel 
Heath's detachment of guards; engaged Oct. 1, 1779; discharged Jan. 1, 1780; 
service, 3 mos., at and about Boston. 

Silver, James. Surgeon's Mate, Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; engaged June 5, 1778; 
discharged Oct. 13, 1778; service, 4 mos. 21 days, including 12 days (245 miles) 
travel home ; regiment raised for defence of North river ; also, same regt. ; pay 
rolls for June-Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton; also, regimental order dated 
"West Point, Oct. 12, 1778; said Silver, Surgeon's Mate, and others, reported 
as having been discharged by Col. Poor from any further service in his regi- 
ment, agreeable to Gen. Washington's orders ,• aZ.so, same regt.; payroll for 
Feb., 1779, dated King's Ferry; reported discharged Oct. 12, 1778. 

Silver, Jedediah. Corporal, Capt. John Kettell's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's de- 
tachment of guards ; entered service Aug. 3, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 30, 1779 ; 
service, 2 mos. 1 day (also given 2 mos.) ; company detached from militia for 3 
months service at and about Boston ; term to expire Oct. 1, 1779. 

Silver, John, Amesbury. Private, Capt. John Currier's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Isaac Merriell's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
7 days. 

Silver, John. Private, Capt. Oliver Titcomb's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards ; enlisted Nov. 10, 1777 ; service to Feb. 2, 1778, 82 days, at Charlestow r ; 
roll dated Winter Hill ; also, same co. and regt. ; service between Feb. 3, 1778, 
and AiH'il 2, 1778, 13 days; regiment raised to guard Lieiit. Gen. Burgoj-ne's 
army after his surrender ; roll dated Winter Hill and endorsed "Service at 
Cambridge." 

Silver, Jonathan, Bradford. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Gage's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 7 days; also, Capt. Gage's co.. Col. Frye's regt. ; return of men in camp 
at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775; also, list of men returned as serving on 
picket guard tmder Maj. Baldwin, dated May 23, 1775 ; reported detailed under 
Lieut. Jesse Hollister ; also, Capt. Gage's co.. Col. Frye's regt. ; company re- 
turn dated Cambridge, Sept. 6, 1775 ; reported enlisted into the train June 12, 
1775; also, Bombardier, Capt. Samuel Gridley's co., Col. Richard Gridley's 
(Artillery) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Nov. 8, 1775. 
[See John Sillver.] 

Silver, Jonathan, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Jonathan Foster's co.. Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 1, 1778; company stationed at Middletown, R. I., 
for 6 months from July 1, 1778 ; also, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co.. Col. Wade's 
regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 28 days, 
at North Kingston, R. I., including 6 days (115 miles) travel home; roll sworn 
to at Newburyport ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated North Kingston, 
Nov. 6, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, 
Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 
1779; also, return of men in Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. who served as boat- 



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Silver, Jonathan, continued. 

men on late expedition against Newport ; service, 24 days ; receipt for pay of 
men belonging to Capt. Evans's co. is dated Dec. 30, 1778, and signed by Lieut. 
Daniel Kimball. 

Silver, Joseph. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Pajnnaster, 4tli regt., dated 
Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Silver and others belong- 
ing to Capt. Winship's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 1776; also. 
Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's (4th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's 
(4th) regt.; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, com- 
pany receipts for wages for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1776. 

Silver, Joseph. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jona- 
than Haraden ; engaged Feb. 28, 1777 ; discharged June 5, 1777. Roll sworn 
to in Suffolk Co. 

Silver, Joseph. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax to 
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. 
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

Silver, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Kettell's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's 
detachment of guards ; entered service Aug. 3, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 30, 
1779; service, 2 nios. 1 day (also given 2 mos.) ; company detached from 
militia for 3 months service at and about Boston ; term to expire Oct. 1, 1779. 

Silver, Peter, Salem. Master, brigantine "Venus;" descriptive list of olficers 
and crew, sworn to Aug. 15, 1780 ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, 
dark; residence, Salem. 

Silver, Peter. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., dated 
Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Silver and others belong- 
ing to Capt. Winship's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 1776; also, 
Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's (4th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's 
(4th) regt.; regimental retm-n dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, com- 
pany receipts for wages for Sept.-Dec, 1776; also, Lieut. Col. Nixon's (4th) 
regt. ; return of men who engaged to serve the month of Jan., 1777, dated 
Springfield ; also, account of clothing delivered Capt. William Toogood's co., 
dated Springfield, Jan. 25, 1777; also, Capt. Winship's co., 4tli regt. ; list of 
men who returned equipments used in campaign of 1776, dated Chatham, Feb. 
4, 1777. 

Silver, Peter. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jona- 
than Haraden ; engaged Feb. 28, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777. Roll sworn 
to in Suffolk Co. 

Silver, Thomas, Methuen. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell's co.. Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany 
home in Dec, 1776; 210 miles travel allowed said Silver. 

Silver, Thomas, New Salem. Capt. Moses McFarland's co.. Col. John Nixon's 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Silver and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Jxme 10, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 28, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days ; also, company 
return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Camp Winter Hill, Dec. 20, 1775. 

Silver, Timothy, Amcsburj-. Capt. John Currier's co.. Col. James Frye's regt.; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Silver and others, dated Cambridge, 
July 1, 1775; also, Corporal, same co. and regt.; comi)any return [probably 
Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cam- 
bridge Camp, Nov. 16, 1775. 



214 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Silver, Timothy, Amesbury. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, 
as returned by the Selectmen of Amesbury; residence, Amesbury; engaged 
for town of Amesbury; joined Capt. Carr's co.. Col. "Wesson's regt. ; term, 8 
months, to expire Jan. 10, 1778; also, Private, Capt. Samuel Carr's co.. Col. 
James Wesson's regt. ; company return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; reported deserted 
Oct. 20, 1777. 

Silver, Timothy, Amesbury. Descriptive list of men raised in Essex Co. for the 
term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to re- 
solve of April 20, 1778 ; age, 32 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; 
residence, Amesbury ; arrived at Fishkill Jmie 19, 1778 ; also, list of men re- 
turned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, 
July 20, 1778; also, list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., 
Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; also, descriptive list of 
men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree- 
able to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, by Brig. Gen. Jolm Glover, at Springfield, July l(j, 1780; age, 31 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Amesbury ; marched 
to camp July 16, 1780, under command of Lieut. Zebulon King ; also, list of 
men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as 
having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, 
pay roll for months men raised by the town of Amesbury for service in the 
Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched from home July 8, 1780 ; discharged 
Dec. 27, 1780 ; service, 6 mos. 1 day, including travel (240 miles) from West 
Point to Amesbury. 

Silver, Timothy, Sanford. Private, Capt. Morgan Lewis's co., which marched 
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Silver, William. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax 
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by 
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

SiLVERSTER, ELIJAH. Matross, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's co.. Col. Crafts's (Artillery) 
regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos. ; reported as serving 
1 mo. in Colony service, 2 mos. in Continental service. 

SiLVERSTER, SoLOMON. Private, Capt. Thomas Samson's co.. Col. Thomas Lothrop's 
regt.. Brig. Joseph Cushing's brigade ; service, 11 days; said Silverster, with 
others, reported as having left the service before being discharged ; company 
marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776. Roll dated Plympton. 

SiLVESSTER, Elijah. Order on Mr. Jeffries, PajTnaster to the Colony troops, pay- 
able to Capt. Samuel King, dated Camp at Hull, Aug. 30, 1776, signed by said 
Silvesster and others, for advance pay for 1 month, etc. ; reported mustered by 
Col. Jackson. 

Silvester, Abner. Private, Capt. Andrew Samson's co. ; return dated May 20, 
1777; reported mustered by G. Partridge, Muster Master; company stationed 
at the fort at the Gurnet. 

Silvester, Abner, List of prisoners sent from port of Halifax by order of Sir 
George Collier Jmie 28, 1777, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned 
by John Emerson, Commissary; said Silvester, a Seaman, reported as having 
been taken in the privateer " Hope." 

Silvester, Abraham. Private, 5th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from March 25, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; credited to town 
of Hanover. [See Obadiah Silvester.] 

Silvester, Adam, Pownalborough. Private, Capt. Josiah Stenis's co.. Col. Ephraim 
Doolittle's (24th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 25, 1775; 



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Silvester, Adam, continued. 

service, 2 mos. 11 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Winter Hill, Nov. 11, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Solomon Walker's co. ; 
service, 2 days ; company assembled and was in service at the time of taking 
the mast-ship in Slieepscot river, Sept. 10, 1777. 

Silvester, Adam. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Swift" from Halifax to 
Boston Sept. 30, 1778, as returned by Thomas Baildon, Commissary of Prisoners ; 
reported a Seaman. 

Silvester, Amos. Private, Capt. George Rogers's co. ; service, 6 days ; company 
detached from 2d Cumberland Co. regt. by order of Col. Jonathan Mitchel to 
work on the fort at Falmouth in Nov., 1775. 

Silvester, Amos. Private, Capt. Joshua Whitney's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service from July 31, 1778, to Sept. 14, 1778, 1 mo. 18 days, at Rhode 
Island, including 3 days (52 miles) travel home. Roll dated Worcester. 

Silvester, Bartlett. Seaman, schooner " Ellen," Ichabod Morton, Master, bound 
on voyage to Baltimore; engaged Dec. 13, 1776; discharged April 18, 1777. 
Roll dated Boston. 

Silvester, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Simeon Cary's 
regt. ; service from time of enlistment to date of marching to Roxbury, Feb. 
12, 1776, 7 days. 

Silvester, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Thomas White's co., Maj. Edward Procter's 
detachment; service from Dec. 10, 1777, to March 1, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at 
Dorchester. 

Silvester, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Jacob Pool's co., Col. Jacobs's regt. ; en- 
listed July 21, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 21, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days, including 
13 days (260 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Plymouth Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Silvester, Caleb, Hanover. Private, Capt. Amos TuiTier's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 6 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Roxbury Camp, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Silvester, Caleb. Sergeant, Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. Gerrish's regt.; 
entered service July 27 (also given Aug. 3), 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; 
service, 4 mos. 18 days, at and about Boston ; term, 6 months, to expire Jan. 
1, 1779. 

Silvester, Caleb, Jr., Hanover. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. (North co. of 
militia in Hanover) , which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775, to Marshtield ; service, 2 days, mider direction of field officers 
of 2d Plymouth Co. regt. 

Silvester, CoRNELitrs, Hanover. Private, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Dyke's 
regt. ; pay abstract for rations to and from camp and travel allowance home, 
dated Boston, Nov. -, 1776, and endorsed "Regiment at Dochester Height; " 
56 miles travel allowed said Silvester ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 6, 1776; regiment raised to serve until 
March 1, 1777; also, list of men mustered between July 26, 1777, and Aug. 18, 
1777, for Col. Robinson's regt., by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth 
Co., to serve in the New England states ; enlisted by Capt. Stowers ; also, Capt. 
Seth Stowers's co.. Col. J. Robinson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1777; service, 5 
mos., at Rhode Island. 

Silvester, Edmund. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's 
regt. ; enlisted March 5, 1781 ; discharged March 20, 1781 ; service, 15 days, on 
a 40 days expedition to Rhode Island. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. 



21G MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Silvester, Elijah, Scituate. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow'sco., Col. Simeon 
Gary's regt. ; service from time of enlistment to date of marching to Roxbury, 
Feb. 12, 1776, 7 days; also, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; enlisted July 12, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to Nov. 1, 
1776; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 2 days, 
including travel (35 miles) home; also, Capt. Francis Cushiug's co.. Col. John 
Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 11 days ; company ordered to 
march to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 177(); also, Capt. Ichabod Bon- 
ney'sco., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; marched Oct. 5, 1778; service, 2mos. 
11 days, at Castle Island, including travel (4 days) home ; company discharged 
Dec. 11, 1778. 

Silvester, Elisha. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Simeon Caiy's 
regt. ; service from time of enlistment to date of marching to Roxbury, Feb. 
12, 1776, 7 days ; also. Private, Capt. Hayward Peirce's co., Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ton's regt.; drafted Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 6 
days ; company drafted from Scituate and Hanover and ordered to march to 
Tiverton, R. I., on a secret expedition. 

Silvester, Ezra. Private, Capt. Joseph Livermore's co. ; enlisted July 6, 1779; dis- 
charged Oct. 2, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 27 days ; company served as guards at Rut- 
land Barracks ; roll dated Spencer ; also, same co. ; muster roll dated Rutland, 
Aug. 2, 1779 ; enli.stment, 3 months, to expire Sept. 30, 1779. 

Silvester, Francis Savage. Private, Capt. Adam Martin's co.. Col. Timothy Bige- 
low's regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Sept., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and 
sworn to at Camp near Half Moon ; enlisted March 10, 1777 ; enlistment, during 
war; reported on command at Albany. [See Francis Savage.] 

Silvester, Gbrshom, Chesterfield (also given Worthington) . Return of men raised 
to serve in the Continental Army from 4th Chesterfield co., as returned by Capt. 
Benjamin Bonney, dated April 3, 1779; residence, Chesterfield; engaged for 
town of Chesterfield ; joined Capt. Bartlet's co. ; term, 3 years. 

Silvester, Hinchman, Hanover. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. ; enlisted July 
17, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos., under direction of field officers of 1st 
Plymouth Co. regt. ; company stationed on seacoast ; also, list of men returned 
as having been in service mider Capt. Soper for 6 mos. in 1775 ; a note upon 
the authority of Clement Bates, who was a member of Capt. SoiJer'sco., states 
that 3 mos. of the above service was at Marshfield and the Gurnet, and 3 mos. 
at Scituate harbor; also, Capt. Newcomb's (Independent) co. ; muster return 
of four Independent cos. stationed at Hull, dated March 1, 1777 ; age, 19 yi's. ; 
mustered by Daniel Souther, Muster Master; also, Capt. Abram Washburn's 
CO., Col. Gerrish's regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; 
service, 4 mos. 12 days, at and about Boston ; term, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 
1779. 

Silvester, Isaac, Hanover. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Hanover ; en- 
gaged for town of Hanover ; jomed Capt. Drew's co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; term, 
3 years; also, list of men mustered between March 22, and March 27, 1777, by 
James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 28yrs. ; 
enlisted by Capt. Seth Drew ; also. Private, 5th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 18, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; also, Capt. Seth Drew's (5th) co.. Col. Bailey's regt.; company return 
dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778 ; also, Capt. Thomas [Robert] Brad- 
ford's CO., Col. Bailey's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to March 13, 1780. 

Silvester, Isaac W. Seaman, brigantine "Independence," commanded by Capt. 
Simeon Samson ; engaged April 29, 1776 ; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 4 mos. 23 



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Silvester, Isaac W., continued. 

days ; roll dated Plymouth ; also, same vessel and commander ; pay roll made 
up for men under Lieut. Daniel Adams who brought the prize brigantine 
" Nancy " into Plymouth, by order of Capt. Samson ; when last paid, Sept. 22, 
1776; discharged Jan. 20, 1777. 

Silvester, Israel, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co.. Col. Wil- 
lard's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage and travel allowance from Fort Edward 
to Plymouth and adjacent towns, via Albany, dated Plj-mouth, Dec. 20, 1776; 
277 miles travel allowed said Silvester. 

Silvester, Israel, Scituate. Private, Capt. John Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
John Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
15 days. 

Silvester, Israel. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 23, 1776; service, 58 days; company marched to Ehode Island. 
Eoll dated Newport. 

Silvester, Israel, Jr., Duxbury. Private, Capt. Samuel Bradford's (1st Dux- 
bury) CO. of militia. Col. "Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Silvester, Jacob. Capt. Joseph Cliffs co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; marched 
July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days, including 3 days 
(54 miles) travel home ; comi)any raised in Plymouth Co. and marched to Rhode 
Island. 

Silvester, James, Hanover. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co., Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 6 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Rox- 
bury Camp, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Silvester, James, Scituate. Private, Capt. Galen Clapp's (2d Scituate) co. of 
militia. Col. Anthony Thomas's regt., which marched in response to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days. 

Silvester, James, Scituate. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master 
for PljTnouth Co., dated Pembroke, Jan. 10, 1777; enlistment to expire Jan. 
10, 1778. 

Silvester, James, Scituate. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Scituate ; en- 
gaged for town of Scituate; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by 
Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Aug. 31, 1777 ; 
Capt. Langdon's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; also, return certified at Camp 
near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belongi:ig to Col. Lee's, Col. 
Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. 
Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the com- 
mand of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; 
rank. Private ; residence, Scituate ; engaged Aug. 11, 1777 ; term, 3 years ; said 
Silvester appears among men belonging to Col. Henry Jackson's regt. who 
had been discharged from the rolls prior to above arrangement; reported 
deserted Feb. 23, 1778. 

Silvester, Job, Hanover. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. (North co. of militia 
in Hanover) , which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 3 days, under direction of field officers of 2d 
Plymouth Co. regt. 

Silvester, Joel, Hanover. Private, Capt. William Turner's co. ; pay abstract for 
mileage to and from camp, dated Jan. 9, 1776; mileage for 56 miles allowed 
said Silvester; company joined Col. John Bailey's regt. Dec. 10, 1775; also. 



218 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Silvester, Joel, continued. 

list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. John Cushing's 
(2d Plymouth Co.) regt.; residence, Hanover; engaged for town of Hanover; 
joined Capt. Drew's co., Col. Bailey's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men 
mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, 
June 8, 1777; Capt. Drew's co.. Col. Bailey's regt.; reported received State 
bounty; also, Private, 5th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from June 3, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. Seth 
Drew's (5th) co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; company return dated Camp at Valley 
Forge, Jan. 24, 1778. 

Silvester, Joel, Scituate. Private, Capt. Nathaniel "Winslow's co., Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 1, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to 
Nov. 1, 177(3; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 
2 days, including travel (35 miles) home. 

Silvester, John, Lynn. List of men raised in Essex Co. for the term of 9 months 
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
retiirned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated 
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; residence, Lynn; engaged for town of Lynn; arrived 
at Fishkill July 17, 1778. 

Silvester, Jonathan, Pembroke. Private, Capt. John Turner's co., Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; marched Sept. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days ; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island. 

Silvester, Joseph (also given Joshua), PljTnouth. List of men mustered by 
James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co.; Col. Bailey's regt.; age, 21 
yrs. ; residence, Plymouth; enlisted by Capt. Dunham; enlistment, 3 years ; 
also. Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Contmental Army x>ay accoimts 
for service from Feb. 11, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. George Dunham's 
(8th) CO., Col. Bailey's regt. ; return of men who joined before Aug. 15, 1777. 

Silvester, Joseph, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Luther Bailey's co., Col. Bailey's 
regt. ; Continental Aniiy pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780; residence, Plymouth. 

Silvester, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Anthony Thomas's 
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Scituate to Hmgham March 
24, 1776, on an alarm subsequent to the taking of Dorchester Heights ; also, 
Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Dyke's regt.; pay abstract for travel allow- 
ance home, etc., dated Boston, Nov. -, 1776, and endorsed "Regiment at Do- 
chester Height ; " 60 miles travel allowed said Silvester. 

Silvester, Joseph. 10th co., Plymouth Co. regt. ; list of men who performed 
tours of duty ; said Silvester credited with having contributed £10 in April, 
1777, rated equal to 6 mos. ; also with service of " Seth to Boston " under date 
of March -, 1778, 3 mos. 

Silvester, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Turner's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. 
of guards; joined Nov. 6, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 27 days, at 
Cambridge. 

Silvester, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jacob Pool's co.. Col. Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted 
July 21, 1780; discharged Oct. 21, 1780; service, 3 mos. 13 days, including 13 
days (260 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Plymouth Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months; also, Cajrt. Luke Bicknell's co., Lieut. Col. 
Enoch Putnam's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 3, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1781 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 13 days, at West Point, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; 
company raised in Plymouth Co. ; regiment raised to join army under Gen. 
Washington for 3 months. 



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Silvester, Joseph. List of men belonging to the several transports employed on 
Penobscot expedition, as per a roll made up agreeable to resolve of March 23, 
1784, and attested by Joshua Davis, Agent ; said Silvester reported as belong- 
ing to the sloop " Pidgeon." 

Silvester, Jos'h. Capt. Joseph Cliffs co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; marched 
July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days, including 3 days 
(54 miles) travel home; company raised iu Plj-mouth Co. and marched to 
Rhode Island. 

Silvester, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 23, 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 28 days ; company marched to Rhode 
Island; roll dated Newport; also, Capt. Francis Cushing's co., Col. John 
Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 11 days ; company ordered to 
march to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776; also, Capt. Joseph Cliffs 
CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; marched July 29, 1778; discharged Sept. 13, 
1778 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days, including 3 days (54 miles) travel home ; company 
raised in Plymouth Co. and marched to Rhode Island. 

Silvester, Lot. Private, in a detachment from Capt. Joseph Cliffs 10th (Marsh- 
field) CO., Col. John Cushing's (Plymouth Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 10, 1776; 
service, 13 days ; detachment marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Silvester, Luke, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Robert Webster's co. of Minute- 
men, Gen. Pomroy's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days ; reported enlisted into tlie army ; also, 
Capt. Robert Webster's co.. Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt. ; order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester Camp, Nov. 29, 1775. 

Silvester, Matthew, Hanover. Carpenter, brigantine " Hazard," commanded by 
Capt. Simeon Samson ; engaged Oct. 8, 1777 ; discharged May 20, 1778 ; ser- 
vice, 7 mos. 12 days ; roll dated Boston ; also. Carpenter, same vessel and com- 
mander; list of ofiicers of the State Navy; wan-ant issued Nov. 15, 1777. 

Silvester, Michael, Hanover. Private, Capt. William Turner's co ; pay abstract 
for mileage to and from camp, dated Jan. 9, 1776 ; mileage for 56 miles allowed 
said Silvester; company joined Col. Bailey's regt. Dec. 10, 1775. 

Silvester, Michael (also given Michael, Jr.) , Hanover. Private, Capt. Joseph 
Soper's CO. (North co. of militia in Hanover) , which marched April 20, 1775, 
in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshtield ; service, 3 days, un- 
der direction of field officers of 2d Plymouth Co. regt. ; also. Sergeant, Capt. 
Amos Turner's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 
60 days ; company marched to Rhode Island ; roll dated Newport ; also, com- 
munication addressed to the Council, signed by Joseph Cushing, Brigadier for 
Plymouth Co., stating that said Silvester, 2d Lieutenant, and others, had been 
chosen officers of a Matross company to be commanded by Prince Stetson as 
Captain, and requesting that they be commissioned ; ordered in Council June 
27, 1777, that commissions be issued said officers ; r&ported commissioned June 
27, 1777 ; company raised in Hanover and to be stationed there ; also, 2d Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. Prince Stetson's (Matross) co., 2d Plymouth Co. regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers [year not given] ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Soper's 
CO., Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt. ; engaged March 5, 1781 ; discharged March 
20, 1781 ; service, 15 days, on a 40 days expedition to Rhode Island. 

Silvester, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Hayward Peirce's co.. Col. Jeremiah Hall's 
regt. ; marched Dec. 10, 1776 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days ; company raised in Scit- 
uate and Hanover to serve at Bristol, R. I. 

Silvester, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. Dickinson's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service, 8 days, in- 



220 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Silvester, Nathaniel, continued. 

eluding travel (54 miles) home ; company marched to Bennington Aug. 17, 1777, 
on an alarm to reinforce army at that place. Roll dated Chesterfield. [Name 
appears as Nehemiah Silvester on a duplicate roll.] 

Silvester, Nehemiah. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co., Col. John Dicker- 
son's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 8 days, 
including travel (54 miles) home ; company marched to Bennington Aug. 17, 
1777, on an alarm to reinforce army at that place. [Name appears as Nathaniel 
Silvester on a duplicate roll.] 

Silvester, Obadiah (also given Obed) , Hanover. Private, Capt. Elijah Crooker's 
CO., Gen. John Thomas's regt. ; musterroll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 20, 
1775 ; service, 3 mos., 2 weeks, 5 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; 
also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. John Cush- 
ing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Hanover; engaged for town of Han- 
over; joined Capt. Drew's co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of 
men mustei-ed hetween March 5, and March 22, 1777, hy James Hatch, Muster 
Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. 
Seth Drew; also, Private, Capt. Seth Drew's (5th) co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt. ; return dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778. [The first part of 
Continental service appears under the name Abraham Silvester. ] 

Silvester, Otho, Leicester. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster 
Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; mustered 
J Feb. 24, 1777; term, during war; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Brown's co., 

Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Feb. 5, 1777, to May 20, 1778 ; residence, Leicester ; reported died of a wound 
May 20, 1778. 

Silvester, Peter, Jr., Leicester. Private, Capt. Thomas Newhall's co. of militia, 
which marched on the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 9i days ; 
reported returned home. 

Silvester, Philip, Braintree. Private, Capt. Seth Turner's co., Col. Benjamin 
Lincoln's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from South 
Precinct in Bramtree ; service, 4 days ; also, Capt. Seth Turner's (Independ- 
ent) CO. ; enlisted Feb. 1, 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 28 days ; company stationed at 
Braintree from Jan. 1, 1776, to May 22, 1776. 

Silvester, R'd. Private, Capt. Thomas Bumstead's co. ; list of men drafted from 
Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt., agreeable to order of Council of May 7, 
1777, to guard stores, etc., under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston for the 
term of 5 weeks. 

Silvester, Richard, Chesterfield. Corporal, Capt. Robert "Webster's co. of Minute- 
men, Gen. Pomroy's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also. 
Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. Dickinson's regt.; enlisted Aug. 
17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 8 days, including travel (54 miles) 
home ; company marched to Bennington Aug. 17, 1777, on an alarm to reinforce 
army at that jjlace. 

Silvester, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Solomon "Walker's (11th) co., 1st Lm- 
coln Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of oificers; commissioned July 1, 1776; 
also, list of officers chosen by a company formed from the "Woolwich and Pow- 
nalborough cos. as the 11th co., 1st Lincoln Co. regt. of Mass. militia, as re- 
turned by Diimmer Sewall and John Huse, field ofiicers of said regiment, dated 
Georgetown, Aug. 23, 1776; Solomon Walker chosen Captain, and said Silves- 
ter 2d Lieutenant of above company; ordered in Council Sept. 16, 1776, that 
said officers be commissioned. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 221 

Silvester [?], Seth. 10th co., Plymouth Co. regt. ; list of men who performed 
tours of duty ; said Silvester credited under date of March -, 1778, with 3 mos. 
service at Boston. 

Silvester, Seth. Private, Capt. Joseph Keith's co., Col. Cotton's regt.; service 
from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. ;50, 1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I. ; 
also, Capt. Ahram Washhurn's co., Col. Ahijah Stenis's regt. ; enlisted April 
11, 1778; service to July 2, 1778, 2 mos. 24 days, at Castle Island ; also, Capt. 
William Tapper's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; entered service Sept. 
28, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 2 mos. 16 days, at Boston; roll 
sworn to at Middleborough. 

Silvester, Seth. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co. ; enlisted Feb. 3, 1779 ; service, 
3 mos. 1 day; comj)any served until May 4, 1779, with guards at Boston. 

Silvester, Seth. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
entered service July 27, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Anny for 3 months ; also, Capt. Has- 
kins's CO., Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; enlisted March 6, 1781; discharged March 
14, 1781 ; service, 10 days ; company raised to serve at Rhode Island for 40 days, 
imless sooner discharged. 

Silvester, Thomas, Pljanouth. Private, Capt. Peleg Wadsworth's co.. Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's (16th) regt. ; company retuiTi dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order 
for bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 6, 1775. 

Silvester, Thomas, Scituate. Private, Capt. John Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
John Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 15 
days; also, Capt. William Turner's co. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from 
camp, dated Jan. 9, 1776; mileage for 56 miles allowed said Silvester; com- 
pany joined Col. Bailey's regt. Dec. 10, 1775; also, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's 
CO., Col. Simeon Cary's regt.; service from time of enlistment to date of 
marching to Roxbury, Feb. 12, 1776, 7 days. 

Silvester, Thomas. Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's 
regt. ; service from Sept. 28, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 35 days, at Rhode Island on 
a secret expedition. 

Silvester, William, Georgetown, Lincoln Co. (also given Newbury). List of 
men raised for Continental service; residence, Georgetown, Lincoln Co.; 
engaged for town of Wilmington; tenn, 3 years; also, list of men mustered 
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 25, 
1777 ; Capt. Lamont's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; also. Private, Capt. Haskell's 
CO., Col. Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan 1, 1780, to April 8, 1780. 

Silvester, Zachariah, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Samuel Bradford's (1st Dux- 
bury) CO. of militia. Col. Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Silvester, Zebulon, Boston. Fifer, Capt. Abner Cranson's co.. Col. Asa Whit- 
comb's regt.; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, list of 
men raised to serve in the Continental Army; residence, Boston; engaged for 
town of Hopkinton ; engaged by James Nutt, Henry Mellen, and Jacob Gibbs, 
Committee ; joined Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, 
list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated 
Boston, Sept. 28, 1777: Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt.; also, 
Fifer, Capt. Thomas Hunt's (4th) co., Col. Jackson's (16th) regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Sept. 22, 1780; also, return 
certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging 
to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to 
Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a 



222 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Silvester, Zebulon, continued. 

regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrange- 
ment of April 9, 1779 ; Capt. Hunt's co. ; rank, Fifer ; residence, Boston ; en- 
gaged for town of Weymouth ; engaged Sept. 22, 1777 ; term, 3 years. 

SiLVET, Jeremiah. Corporal, Capt. James Noble's co.. Col. Benedict Arnold's 
regt. ; enlisted May 10, 1775 ; discharged June 24, 1775 ; service, 6 weeks 3 
daj's. Roll sworn to at Pittsfield. 

SiLViER, Isaac. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. 

SiLviER, Joseph. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., 
dated Nov. 19, 1776, signed by said Silvier and others belonging to Capt. "Win- 
ship's CO., for wages for Sept., 1776. 

SiLvsTER, Elijah [ ? ]. Private, Capt. HeyAvood Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ton's regt.; drafted Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 
6 days ; company drafted from Scituate and Hanover and ordered to march to 
Tiverton, R. I., on a secret expedition. 

SiMBERMAN, James. Rctum of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Salem ; engaged June 
5, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

SiMENDS, Caleb, "Wobum. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto- 
way, Oct. 25, 1780. 

SiMENDS, James. Receipt dated April 10, 1781, signed by said Simends and others, 
for bounties paid them by the several classes of the town of Haverhill to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 
1780. 

SiMENS, George. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co., Col. "White's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, on an alarm at 
Rhode Island. 

SiMENTON, Thomas. Cooper; return for rations allowed in Quartermaster General's 
department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781. 

Simeons, Joslah, Dudley. Private, Capt. Joseph Elliot's co.. Col. William Tur- 
ner's regt. ; entered service July 23, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 27, 1781 ; service, 
4 mos. 8 days, at Rhode Island, includmg travel (60 miles) home. Roll dated 
Camp Buttes Hill. 

Simeons, Robert, Sandisfield. Return of men raised for Continental service [year 
not given] ; residence, Sandisfield ; engaged for town of Sandisfield ; joined 
Capt. Stone's co., Col. Brewer's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

SiMES, Benjamin, Salem. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's co.. Col. John Nixon's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 4, 1775; service, 2 mos. 
1 day ; also, company return endorsed " Sep'tr 30th 1775 ; " the word " Canada " 
appears after name. 

SiMES, James. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co., Col. Simonds's regt. ; enlisted 
Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days; company marched to Pawlet Oct. 13, 1780. 

Simes, John. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by 
Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, 3 years or during 
war ; reported received State bounty. 

Simes, Peter. Company receipt, given to Capt. Silas Gates, for travel allowance, 
etc., from Albany home, dated Marlborough, March 14, 1777. 



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SiMES, WiLLiAJi. Private, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. of guards ; enlisted Nov. 4, 1777 ; service to Ajiril 3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, 
at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, guarding troops of convention. 

SiMiENS, Jesse. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. of guards ; enlisted Nov. 7, 1777 ; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 26 days, 
at Cambridge. 

SiMiNGTON, James. Trea.sury pay roll of the brigantine " Pallas," commanded by 
Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 20, 1779, on Penob- 
scot expedition. 

SiMiNTON, William. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plumer's co. ; entered service March 
5, 177(3 ; service to Sept. 6, 177(5, 6 mos. ; company stationed at St. Georges for 
defence of seacoast. 

SiMMANS, Robert. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt.; muster rolls for July, Aug., and Sept., 1781; enlistment, during war; 
reported sick in hospital in Aug., 1781; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 
1781, dated York Hutts. 

SiMMENS, Edward. Private, Capt. Raymond De Guiscard's co.. Col. Turner's regt. 
of 5 months levies raised for defence of Rhode Island ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1781 ; 
discharged Nov. 27, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 20 days. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

SiMMENS, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's 
regt. ; marched April (!, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 28 daj^s ; 
company raised m Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights. 

SiMMENS, Perez. Private, Capt. Josiah Yale's co. ; entered service Oct. 12, 1781 ; 
discharged Oct. 20, 1781 ; service, 12 days ; mileage out and home (160 miles) 
allowed ; company marched from Lee and Lenox to Stillwater Oct. 12, 1781, 
by order of Brig. Gen. Rosseter on an alarm. 

SiMMiNGS, Jonathan, Providence, R. I. Descriptive list of deserters from Col. 
Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt., dated Nov. 20, 1780; age, 50 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 
in.; complexion, light; hair, dark-; residence, Providence, R. I.; engaged for 
town of Providence; term, 3 years; deserted March 18, 1777; reported never 
joined. 

Simmins, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Wing Spooner's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; travel to camp and home, 180 miles; service at 
20 miles per day, 9 days ; company marched from Petensham to Bennington 
Aug. 21, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Stark. 

Simmins, Bennet. Sergeant, Capt. William Mills's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1781; enlistment, during war; reported on 
command with Col. Scammcll. 

Simmins, Joseph, Boxford. Private, Capt. William Perley's co., Col. James Frj's 
regt. ; return of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775 ; also, com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported killed June 17, 1775. 

Simmon, Oliver. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bates's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 24, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 10 days; regi- 
ment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Simmon, Peleg, Scituate. Drummer, Capt. Galen Clapp's (2d Scituate) co. of 
militia, Col. Anthony Thomas's regt., which marched in response to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days. 

SiMMOND, Allen, Hingham. Private, Capt. Jotham Loring's co., commanded by 
Capt. Charles Cushing subsequent to June 22, 1775, Col. John Greaton's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days. 



224 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMMOND, IcHABOD, Duxbury. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

SiMMOND, John. Private, Capt. John Hinkley's co., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detach- 
ment of guards; enlisted Feb. 13, 1778; discharged May 13, 1778; service 3 
mos., under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston. 

SiMMOND, Sebre. Fifer, 2d co. ; entry dated Oct. 29, 1783, of an order for wages 
for June [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on account 
of wages, etc. 

SiMMOND, Seth. Major s CO., 11th Mass. regt. ; entered service July 22, 1779; dis- 
charged April 22, 1780 ; tenn, 9 months. 

SiMMONDS, Allen, Hingham. Private, Capt. Charles Cushing's co., 36th regt.; 
company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; also, Capt. Cushing's co., Col. 
John Greaton's regt. ; order for bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Cambridge Camp, Dec. 18, 1775. 

SiMMONDS, Benjamin. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Hali- 
fax to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned 
by Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

SiMMONDS, David, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 4 days. 

SiMMONDS, Edward. Captain of Marines, Continental frigate "Deane," com- 
manded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service to May 
31, 1782, 6 mos. 

SiMMONDS, Edward. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, signed by said Simmonds 
for wages for service to Sept. 9, 1782, on board the frigate "Hague," com- 
manded by Cajit. John Manley. 

SiMMONDS, ICHABOD. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 montlis, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at 
Springfield, July 10, 1780; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; engaged 
for town of Duxbury ; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 10, 1780, under command of Capt. Daniel Shays. 

SiMMONDS, John, Boston (also given Chelmsford). Fifer, Major's co.. Col. Henry 
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from July 14, 
1777, to Jmie 1, 1779; residence, Chelmsford; reported deserted Jime 1, 1779, 
returned to service May 1, 1780; also, Capt. Nathaniel Jarvis's co.. Col. Jack- 
son's regt.; pay roll for Feb., 1778; also, same co. and regt.; pay rolls for 
June, July, and Aug., 1778, sworn to at Providence; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay roll for Sept., 1778, certified at Pawtuxet; also, Lieut. Thomas Himt's 
CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for Dec, 1778, and Feb., 1779, sworn to at 
Pawtuxet; also, Capt. Himt's (4tli) co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; pay roll for 
March, 1779, sworn to at Pawtuxet; also, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's (3d) co.. 
Col. Jackson's regt.; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; enlisted 
June 27, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported furloughed Feb. 22, 1779, by Col. 
Jackson, for 25 days; also, descriptive list dated Hutts, three miles from 
"West Point, Jan. 28, 1781; Capt. Hastings's co., 9th Mass. regt. commanded 
by Col. Jackson; rank, Fifer; age, 13 yrs. ; stature, 4 ft. 8 in.; complexion, 
dark; hair, dark; residence, Boston; enlisted Jan. 17, 1781, by Col. Jackson; 
enlistment, during war; reported much marked with small-pox. 

SiMMONDS, John. List dated Boston, Sept. 29, 1777, of men detached from Col. 
Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. who refused to march on a secret expedition; 



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SiMMONDS, John, continued. 

also, resolve dated Sept. 30, 1777, directing Jabez Hatch, Colonel of Boston 
legt., to arrest and confine said Simmonds and others who had refused to 
march as ordered, and have them later conveyed under guard to Rhode Island 
and there deliver them to the conmianding officer of the detachment raised in 
Massachusetts for a secret expedition. 

Simmonds, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Flower's cc, Col. John Greaton's regt. ; 
muster roll for Dec, 1778, dated Continental Village; reported discharged 
Nov. 18, 1778. 

Simmonds, John. Private, Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted July 4, 1779 ; dis- 
charged Aug. 3, 1779; service, 1 mo., with guards at and about Boston ; enlist- 
ment, 3 months. 

Simmonds, John. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Boston ; engaged Feb. 
6, 1781. 

Simmonds, Jonathan. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Hali- 
fax to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned 
by Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

Simmonds, Josiah. Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; entered service July 9, 1777 ; discharged July 23, 1777 ; service, 15 
days, at "St. Coyx" (St. Croix) ; also, Private, same co. and regt.; entered 
service Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 1, 1777 ; service, 27 days, at Pawlet. 

StMMONDS, Kent. Return signed by Col. David Cushing and Selectmen of Hingham, 
of men drafted to serve on an expedition to Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1779, 
and who were paid bounty and mileage by said Selectmen. 

Simmonds, Lemuel. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Joshua Hall's (2d) co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's (1st Plpnouth Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commis- 
sioned Oct. 28, 1778. 

Simmonds, Oliver. Return of recruits sent by the state of Massachusetts as portion 
of her quota of the Continental Aniiy subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, who were re- 
ported as unfit for duty; 2d Mass. regt. ; age, 48 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; en- 
gaged for town of Dighton ; term, 3 years ; disability, old age. 

Simmonds, Perez. Sergeant, Col. Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Joseph Bates's co., 
14th Mass. regt. ; pay roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780 ; also, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's 
CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated 
West Point. 

Simmonds, Reuben. Col. Joab Stafford's co. of volunteers ; marched July 16, 1777 ; 
returned July 30, 1777; service, 15 days; company marched from New Provi- 
dence by order of Maj. Gen. Schuyler to reinforce troops under Col. Warner at 
Manchester. 

Simmonds, Robert. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated Huts ; term, during war. 

Simmonds, Stephen. Private, Light Infantry co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from June 2, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 
credited to town of Waldoborough ; also, Capt. Nathaniel Jarvis's co.. Col. 
Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for 
June, July, and Aug., 1778, sworn to at Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
payroll for Sept., 1778, sworn to at Pawtuxet; also, Lieut. Thomas Hunt's 
(4th) CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for Dec, 1778, Feb. and March, 1779, 
sworn to at Pawtuxet; also, Capt. William Scott's (4th) co.. Col. Jackson's 



226 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMMONDS, Stephen, continued. 

regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Garrison at Pawtiixet ; enlisted June 
2, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also, 4th co., Col. Jackson's regt.; return dated 
Providence, July8, 1779; also, Capt. William Scott's (Light Infantrj) co.. Col. 
Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779 ; also. Light Infantry co., Col. Jackson's 
regt. ; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence. 

SiMMONDS, Thomas. Private, Capt. "William Thurlo's co.. Col. Josiah "Whitney's 
regt. ; service from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode 
Island. Roll sworn to in "Worcester Co. 

SiMMONDS, Thomas, 2d. List of prisoners sent in the cartel "Silver Eel" from 
Halifax to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners as returned 
by Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

SiMMONDS, "William. Private, Capt. Joshvia Eddy's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
(12th) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1778, dated "White Plains ; enlisted March 1, 
1778 ; enlistment, 8 months. 

SiMMONDS, "William. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax 
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to he exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by 
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

SiMMONE, Oliver. Private, Capt. Zebedee Redduig's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service from 4 days preceding march to Aug. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 2 days. 

Simmons, . [This name also appears under the form of Semon, Semous, Siemons, 

Simens, Simeons, Simiens, Simmans, Simmens, Simmings, Simmins, Simmon, 
Simmond, Simmonds, Simmone, Simon, Simoud, Simonds, Simones, Simons, 
Symans, Symmonds, Symmones, Symmous, Symond, Symonds, Symons, 
Syrmonds.] 

Simmons, Aaron. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Simon Cary's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 7 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776, and sworn to at Middleborough. 

Simmons, Aaron. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co.. Col. John Ctishing's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 23, 1776; service, 58 days; company marched to Rhode Island. 
Roll dated Newport. 

SiMMQNS, Aaron. Capt. Thomas Bussey's co. of Berkshire Co. militia, known as 
the " Silver Grays ; " entered service Sept. 5, 1777 ; service, 28 days ; company 
marched to Pawlet on an alarm. 

Simmons, Abel, Deerfield. Return of men drafted from Hampshire Co. militia to 
march to Horse Neck imder command of Col. John Mosley [year not given], 
but who failed to join regiment ; reported drafted from town of Deerfield ; 
drafted into Capt. French's co. 

Simmons, Abner. Private, Capt. Peleg Simmons's co.. Col. Christopher Olney's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Newport, Oct. 23, 1781 ; marched and joined Oct. [ ? ] 
9, 1781 ; credited to town of Tiverton. 

Simmons, Abraham. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Cranden's (5th) co.. Col. John 
Hatheway's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commis- 
sioned Aug. 10, 1779. 

Simmons, Allen. Private, Capt. Peter Cushing's (3d Hingham) co.. Col. Solomon 
Lovel's regt. ; service, 4 days ; company assembled at Dorchester March 4, 1776 ; 
also, same co. and regt.; service, 1 day; company assembled at Hingham, 
March 15, 1776, to guard the shore. 

Simmons, Allen. Seaman, brigantine " Independence," commanded by Capt. 
Simeon Samson ; engaged May 2, 1776 ; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 4 mos. 20 days. 
Roll dated Plymouth. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 227 

Simmons, Amos. Lieutenant, Capt. George Claghom's co.. Col. Abigail (Abiel) 
Mitchell's regt. ; enlisted July 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 
mos. 21 days ; regiment raised in Bristol Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 
3 months. 

Simmons, Asa. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bates's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 24, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 10 days; regi- 
ment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Simmons, Barnabas, Scituate. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 6 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775: also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 18, 1775 ; also, Capt. 
Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt. ; company receipt for 
advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance from home to Boston, etc., dated 
Point Shirley, June 13, 1776; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, 
signed by said Simmons and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, 
asking for mcrease and pa;sTnent of wages ; also. Private, Capt. Winslow's co.. 
Col. Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 1, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to 
Nov. 1, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 
2 days, mcluding travel (35 miles) home ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Williams Bar- 
ker's CO., Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 10, 1776 ; 
service, 15 days; regiment ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm. 

Simmons, Bartholomew, Scituate. Private, Capt. Ensign Otis's co. called " Royal 
Americans of the town of Scituate," which marched probably on the alann of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days, under direction of field officers of 2d Plymouth 
Co. regt. 

Simmons, Ben.jamin. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Swift " from Halifax to 
Boston Nov. 9, 1777, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by 
Josiah Godfrey and B. Fox, Commissaries; reported a Seaman. 

Simmons, Bennett, Middleborough (also given Plymouth) . List of men raised to 
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co.. Col. Sprout's 
(4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Middleborough ; engaged for town of Mid- 
dleborough ; joined Capt. Warren's co.. Col. Baly's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, 
list of men mustered between March 27, 1777, and April 9, 1777, by James 
Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Bradford's regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; 
enlisted by Capt. Warren ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Warren's co.. Col. Brooks's 
regt. ; Continental Amiy pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 
1780; also, descriptive list endorsed "January 11th 1781;" Capt. William 
Mills's CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's regt. ; age, 23 (also given 24 and 27) yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 10 (also given 5 ft. 7 and 5 ft. 8.^) in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, 
black (also given dark) ; occu])ation, cordwainer ; birthplace, Plymouth ; resi- 
dence, Plymouth; rank. Sergeant; engaged March-, 1779 (also given March 
19, 1777), by Capt. WaiTen ; term, during war ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin 
Warren's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster rolls for Feb. - 
April, 1781, dated West Point; also, (late) Capt. Warren's co.. Col. Brooks's 
regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; reported on command at 
the Lines; also, muster roll for June, 1781; reported on command with Col. 
Scammel ; also, Capt. William Mills's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; muster 
rolls for July and Sept., 1781; reported on command with Col. Scammel; also, 
muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York 
Hutts ; reported sick and absent at " Mr Clove " in Oct. and Nov., 1781 ; also. 
Light Infantry co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; list of men who died or were 
discharged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Simmons discharged Jiuie 10, 1783, 
by Gen. Washington, term of enlistment having expired; also, list of men en- 
titled to honorary badges for faithful service ; said Simmons served from March 
16, 1777 ; entitled to 1 and 2 stripes. 



228 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simmons, Benoni. Sergeant, Capt. Bryant's co.. Col. Mason's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Nov. 27, 1777, to Oct. 27, 1778 ; also, Capt. 
Benjamin Frothtngham's co., Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Springfield, Nov. 18, 1778; enlistment, 3 years; reported discharged 
Sept. 30, 1778. 

Simmons, Brown, Swanzey. List of men drafted from Bristol Co. militia to march 
to Horse Neck under command of Col. Thomas Carpenter [year not given], 
but who failed to join regiment; reported drafted from town of Swanzey; 
drafted into Capt. Peleg Peck's co. 

Simmons, Caleb, Middleborough. Drummer, Capt. Abiel Peirce's (2d Middle- 
borough) CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

Simmons, Consider, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's (2d Dux- 
bury) CO. of militia. Col. James "Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Simmons, David, Middleborough. Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, Lieut. "William Tom- 
son's (probably Capt. Joshua Benson's) co., Col. Cotton's regt. ; order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Boxbury, Nov. 14, 1775. 

Simmons, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Thomas Collamer's co., Col. John Cushing's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt.; service, 9 days; company assembled at Bristol, R. I., 
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll dated Scituate. 

Simmons, Edward, Dighton. Capt. Ephraim Hatliaway's co.. Col. Pope's regt. ; 
service, 13 daj's, at Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; company 
marched to camp at Bristol, R. I., and thence to Rowland's Ferry; also. 
Private, Capt. Henry Tew's co.. Col. John Hatliaway's regt. ; marched Aug. 
3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Rhode 
Island on an alarm. 

Simmons, Edward. Return sworn to Oct. 31, 1782, made by the Selectmen of 
Boston, of bounties paid said Simmons and others raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 16, 1781. 

Simmons, Elisha. Private, Capt. Hayward Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's 
regt.; drafted Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 6 days; 
company drafted from Scituate and Hanover and ordered to march to Tiver- 
ton, R. I., on a secret expedition. 

Simmons, George. Captain, Col. John Cooke's regt. ; regimental pay abstract from 
July 24 to July 31, 1778, approved at Tiverton. 

Simmons, Hervey. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co.. Col. John Hatlia- 
way's regt. ; entered service Aug. 5, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 2 
days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm; also, Private, Capt. 
Henry Brightman's co., Col. James Dean's regt.; entered service March 8, 
1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 6 days ; company detached from Free- 
town, Berkley, and Dighton, to serve for 40 days, unless sooner discharged. 

Simmons, Ichabod. Private, Capt. James "Webb's co., Col. Henry Sherburne's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Rhode Island, Aug. 21, 1778; enlisted Sept. 
10, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Simmons, Ichabod. Private, Capt. Calvin Pai-tridge's co., Col. Josiah "Whitney's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, 
at Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. ; also, pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Duxbury for service in the Continental Army dur- 
ing 1780; marched July 3, 1780: discharged Jan. 14, 1781; service, 6 mos. 18 
days, including travel (120 miles) home. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 229 

Simmons, Isaiah. Petition signed by said Simmons, 2d Lieutenant, and other offi- 
cers of the ship "Mars," commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson, intended to 
call at a port in France during her cruise, complaining of the rating of prize 
shares as established by the Coimcil, and requesting that the same be altered 
in order that the vessel might be manned effectively; referred to a committee 
in Council July 6, 1780, and their report allowing to the seamen of the " Mars " 
one-half of all prizes captured was accepted July 7, 1780. 

Simmons, Isaiah. Petition dated Boston, Jime 25, 1778, signed by William Shattuck, 
of Boston, asking that said Sunnions be commissioned as commander of the 
schooner " General Heath " (privateer) ; ordered in Council June 25, 1778, that 
a commission be issued ; also, jietition dated Boston, Nov. 2, 1779, signed by 
Thomas Harris, in behalf of himself and others, of Boston, asking that said 
Simmons be commissioned as commander of the brigantine " America " (pri- 
vateer) ; ordered in Covmcil Nov. 2, 1779, that a commission be issued ; also, 
petition dated Boston, Sexit. 25, 1780, signed by William and John Shattuck, 
in behalf of themselves and others, of Boston, asking that said Simmons be 
commissioned as commander of the sloop " Providence " (privateer) ; ordered 
in Council Sept. 25, 1780, that a commission be issued ; also, petition dated 
Boston, Oct. 11, 1781, signed by William Shattuck, in behalf of himself and 
others, of Boston, asking that said Simmons be commissioned as commander 
of the sloop "General Green" (privateer) ; advised in Council Oct. 11, 1781, 
that a commission be issued. 

Simmons, James. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Swift " from Halifax to Boston 
Nov. 9, 1777, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Josiah God- 
frey and B. Fox, Commissaries ; reported a Seaman. 

Simmons [? ], Jed. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; 
pay abstract for mileage, dated Dec. 1, 1770 ; mileage for 80 miles allowed said 
Simmons. 

Simmons, Jesse. Private, 2d Duxbury co. commanded by Lieut. Nathan Samson, 
Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt.; marched Dec. 10, 1776; service, 15 daj^s; com- 
liany marched to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm ; also, Capt. Ebenezer 
Washburn's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards; service from Feb. 3, 
1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos., at Cambridge. 

Simmons, Joel, New Gloucester. Private, Capt. Moses Merrill's co., Col. Edmund 
Phinny's (31st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment. May 24, 1775 
(also given May 15, 1775) , to date of marching to headquarters, July 5, 1775 ; 
credited with 6 weeks allowance (also given allowance for 7 weeks 2 days) ; 
also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Jonathan Sawyer's (late 
Capt. Wentworth Stuart's) co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's regt. ; muster roll dated 
Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776 ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 ; reported discharged 
Feb. 1, 1776 ; also, return of men raised by the town of [New] Gloucester, Ciim- 
berland Co., to serve in the Continental Army, as attested by Capt. William 
Harris and Selectman Enoch Fogg; joined Capt. Hill's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; 
also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Timothy 
Pike's (4th Cumberland Co.) regt. ; residence. New Gloucester ; engaged for 
town of New Gloucester; joined Capt. Hill's co., Col. Patterson's regt. ; term, 
3 years; also, Private, Capt. Hancock's co., Col. Vose's regt.; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from May 25, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. 
Robert Davis's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn 
to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted May 15, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; re- 
ported sick and absent ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778 ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1778, sworn to at Providence ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; order for gratuity, dated Providence, Feb. 13, 1779 ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1779; also, (late) Capt. Davis's CO., 
Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence. 



230 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simmons, John, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as 
returned by Capt. Benjamin Lapham and Capt. Peter Cushing; residence, 
Boston ; engaged for town of Hingliam ; joined Capt. Langdon's co., Col. Jack- 
son's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, 
Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, July 7, 1777; Capt. Brown's co., 
Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; reported received State bounty ; also, Fifer, Capt. 
John Hastings's ('2d) co.. Col. Henry Jackson's (16th) regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from July 18, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also, return certi- 
fied at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to 
Col. Lee' s. Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to 
Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a 
regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrange- 
ment of April 9, 1779 ; Major's co. ; rank, Fifer ; residence, Boston ; engaged 
July 14, 1777; term, 3 years; reported deserted June 1, 1779, returned or re- 
taken May 1 (also given July 24) , 1780. 

Simmons, John, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. Pope's (Bristol 
Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 9 days, on the alarm at Rhode Island 
of Dec. 8, 177G; also, Capt. Elijah "Walker's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt., 
Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade ; service, 7 days ; company 
marched to Tiverton, E. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Simmons, John, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co.. Col. Willard's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage and travel allowance from Fort Edward to 
Plymouth and adjacent towns, via Albany, dated Plymouth, Dec. 20, 1776; 
277 miles travel allowed said Simmons ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract 
for mileage and travel allowance from home to Skeensborough, via No. 4 
or Charlestown, dated Boston, Jan. -, 1777; 238 miles travel allowed said 
Simmons. 

Simmons, John, Easton. Private, Capt. Matthew Randell's co.,Col. Thomas Mar- 
shall's regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ; also, same 
CO. and regt.; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. | day, including travel 
home; also. Private, Capt. Joshua "Wilbore's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
service, 22 days, at Rhode Island ; company drafted from Taimton, Raynham, 
and Easton, in April, 1777. 

Simmons, John, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of Muiute-men, Col. 
Theophilus Cotton's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 12 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Clap's co., 
Col. Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, list of men mus- 
tered subsequent to March 17, 1778, by James Leonard, Muster Master for 
Pl3rmouth Co., dated April 7, 1778; engaged for town of Rochester; reported 
drafted by Capt. Briggs, of Rochester, to serve for 8 months; also. Private, 
Capt. Samuel Flower's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 
1778, dated Fredericksburgh ; enlisted March 18, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay roll for Oct., 1778, dated Camp Roxbury. 

Simmons, John. Descriptive list of deserters from 15th regt. commanded by Col. 
John Paterson, dated Ticonderoga, July 23, 1776; Capt. Sloan's co. ; age, 30 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in., complexion, reddish ; deserted June 14, 1776. 

Simmons, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Bumstead's co. ; list of men drafted from 
Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt., agreeable to order of Comicil of May 
7, 1777, to guard stores, etc., under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston for 
the term of 5 weeks. 

Simmons, John. Private, Capt. Ellas Parkman's detachment; enlisted July 2, 
1778; discharged July 17, 1778; service, 15 days; detachment drafted to serve 
as guards; also, pay roll for same service dated Boston. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 231 

Simmons, John. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers ; service from 
July 28, 1779, to Sei)t. 28, 1779, 2 nios., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 

Simmons, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's detachment. Col. Crafts's regt. ; 
service, 2 mos. 27 days; detachment drafted to serve at and about Boston, 
agreeable to resolve of Sept. 16, 1777; also, Matross, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's 
detachment of militia. Col. Thomas Crafts's regt. ; service from Nov. 8, 1777, 
6 weeks, at Boston ; also, Private, same detachment ; enlisted July 6, 1778 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 5 mos. 6 days; detachment drafted to serve for 
6 months with guards mider Col. Jacob Gerrish at Boston and Cambridge ; roll 
sworn to at Boston; also, Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted Aug. 4, 1779; 
discharged Dec. 31, 1779; service, 4 mos. 28 days, with guards at and about 
Boston, under successive engagements of 3 months. 

Simmons, John. Descriptive return dated Boston, made by Edward Proctor, Colonel 
of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to serve in the militia under Brig. 
Gen. John Fellows for the term of 3 months from the time of their arrival at 
place of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and who had received bounty and 
mileage due them of said Col. Proctor; Capt. Marston's co. ; age, SO yrs. ; 
stature, 6 ft. 1 in. ; complexion, brown ; also. Private, Capt. Alexander Hodg- 
don's CO., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt.; enlisted July 26, 1780; discharged 
Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 8 days, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home; 
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and 
stationed at Rhode Island. 

Simmons, John. Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; list of men in Continental 
service [year not given]. 

Simmons, Joseph, Gardner. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston. April 13, 1777; Capt. Ward's co.. Col. 
Wesson's regt. ; also, list dated Jan. 18, 1802, returned by John Avery, Secre- 
tary, and P. Coffin, Treasurer, of men who had enlisted into the Continental 
Army and actually sensed 3 years and were accordmgly entitled to gratuities 
under resolves of March 4, 1801, and June 19, 1801 ; Col. Wesson's regt. ; resi- 
dence, Gardner. 

Simmons, Joseph. Capt. William Perley's co.. Col. Frye's regt.; receipt for ad- 
vance pay, signed by said Simmons and others, dated Cambridge, Jmie 8, 1775 ; 
also, order for bounty coat dated Boxford, March 19, 1776, signed by Jeruslia 
Simmons, widow of said Simmons, who was killed at Bunker Hill, June 17, 
1775. 

Simmons, Joseph. Private, Capt. Philip M. Ulmer's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt. ; service from July 8, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot 
expedition. 

Simmons, Joshua. Private, Capt. Seth Talbut's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.; 
entered service March 27, 1779; discharged April 15, 1779; service, 20 days, 
at Fall River and Little Compton, R. I. 

Simmons, Joshua. Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; entered 
service Oct. 16, 1778; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 29 days; com- 
pany detached from Gen. Godfrey's brigade and marched to Dorchester Heights ; 
also, Private, same co. and regt.. Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) 
brigade; service, 5 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm 
of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Simmons, Joshua. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bates's co., Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 24, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 10 days; regi- 
ment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 



232 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simmons, Kent. Boy, brigantine " Independence," commanded by Capt. Simeon 
Samson; engaged May 2, 1776; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 4 mos. 20 days; roll 
dated Plymouth ; also, same vessel ; pay roll made up for men luider Lieut. 
Daniel Adams who brought the prize brigantine " Nancy " into Plymouth by 
order of Capt. Samson ; when last paid Sept. 22, 1776 ; discharged Jan. 20, 1777. 

Simmons, Kent. Private, Capt. Silas Wild's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; service from 
Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos., at Cambridge, guarding troops of 
convention. 

Simmons, Kent. Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; de- 
tached July 23, 1778 ; service to Dec. 31, 1778, 5 mos. 13 days, at Rhode Island, 
including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; also, Private, same co. and regt.; 
muster roll dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778; reported on command as 
shoemaker ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, 
Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 14, and Nov. 14, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 
1779 ; reported on command making shoes on roll dated Oct. 14, 1778. 

Simmons, Lebbeus, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Peirce's (2d Middle- 
borough) CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Levi Rounsevel's co.. Col. David 
Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 4 days ; also, company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, 
Capt. Rounsevel's co., (late) Col. Brewer's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Job 
Peirce's (Middleborough) co.. Col. Sprowtt's (Sprout's) regt. ; marched Dec. 
9, 1776; service, 4 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm at 
Howland's Ferry; also, Capt. Henry Peirce's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; comi)any 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Simmons, Lemuel, Duxbury. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Bradford's (1st Duxbury) 
CO. of militia, Col. Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days ; also, Capt. Bildad Arnold's co.. Col. Thomas 
Lothrop's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days; company marched to Rhode 
Island on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776 ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Calvin Par- 
tridge's CO., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's regt.; marched May 17, 1779; dis- 
charged July 2, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 18 days ; company raised in Plymouth Co. 
and stationed at Little Compton, R. I. 

Simmons, Levi, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's (2d Duxbury) 
CO. of militia. Col. James Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days; also, 2d Duxbury co. commanded 
by Lieut. Nathan Samson, Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt. ; marched Dec. 10, 
1776; service, 15 days; company marched to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on 
an alarm. 

Simmons, Micah, Dorchester. Receipt given to Aaron Blaney, Commissary, dated 
Roxbury, July 16, 1775, signed by said Simmons, for ju'ovisions for Capt. 
Pierce's co.. Col. Gridley's regt.; also. Sergeant, Maj. Thomas Pierce's co., 
Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; en- 
gaged May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated Roxbury 
Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Roxbury, Dec. 27, 1775; also, enlistment agreement dated Dorchester, 
May 11, 1778, signed by said Simmons and others, engaging themselves to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of 
April 20, 1778, provided a bounty of £130 was paid to each man by the town 
of Dorchester within 1 week from the date of engagement ; also, receipt dated 
Dorchester, June 26, 1778, signed by said Simmons, for £10 received of Maj. 
Stephen Badlam, it being the balance due him from Patrick Clerk who had 



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Simmons, Micah, continued. 

enlisted to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the 
time of arrival at Fishkill in place of said Simmons. 

Simmons, Micah, Milton. Matross, Capt. Daniel Vose's co. of the train in Milton, 
Col. Robinson's regt., which marched to Roxhury ; service, 14 days, subsequent 
to Concord battle and before completion of standing army. 

Simmons, Mich'l. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Contmental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Dorchester; engaged 
July 12, 1781. 

Simmons, Nathan. Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 17, 1775. 

Simmons, Nathaniel, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's (2d Dux- 
burj') CO. of militia. Col. James Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Samuel Bradford's 
CO., Col. Theoi)hilus Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 
1, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 8 days ; also, company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 
7, 1775 ; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Roxbury, Oct. 30, 1775; also, order on David Jeffries, Paymaster, Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt., payable to Capt. Thomas Turner, Jr., dated Boston, June 7, 
1776, signed by said Simmons and others belonging to Capt. Turner's co., Col. 
Marshall's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, etc. ; also. Private, Capt. Thomas 
Turner's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Dec. 
1, 1776, 1 mo. 2 days; also, 2d Duxbury co. commanded by Lieut. Nathan 
Samson, Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt. ; marched Dec. 10, 1776 ; service, 15 days ; 
company marched to Bristol,. R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm. 

Simmons, Noah, Kingston. Private, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co.. Col. Aaron Wil- 
lard's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage and travel allowance from home to Skeens- 
borough, via No. 4 or Charlestown, dated Boston, Jan. -, 1777 ; 238 miles travel 
allowed said Simmons. 

Simmons, Oliver, Dighton. Order dated Camp at Hull, June 21, 1776, signed by 
said Simmons and others belonging to Capt. Zebedee Bedding's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, etc. 

Simmons, Oliver, Dighton. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as havmg passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of 
Dighton for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 1, 1780; discharged Jan. 11, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 22 days, mcluding travel 
(220 miles) home. 

Simmons, Oliver, Dighton. Receipt dated Dighton, Feb. 15, 1781, for bounties i)aid 
said Simmons and others by the town of Dighton to serve in the Continental 
Army for the term of 3 years ; also, list of men raised in Bristol Co. to serve 
in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as attested by 
James Williams, Superintendent for said county ; also, descriptive list of men 
returned as received of James Williams, Superintendent for Bristol Co., by 
Joshua Wilbore, at Taunton, Man^h 21, 1781, to be conducted to Springfield 
and delivered to Col. Shepard ; Capt. Hathway's co., 2d regt.; age, 49 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 8^ in.; complexion, dark; hair, brown; eyes, hazel; residence, 
Dighton ; term, 3 years. 

Simmons, Oliver. Private, brigantine "Freedom," commanded by Capt. Jolm 
Clouston; engaged Jime 12, 1776; discharged Dec. 27, 1776; service, (i mos. 15 
days. 



234 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simmons, Oliver. Private, Capt. Seth Talbut's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered service March 27, 1779; discharged April 15, 1779; service, 20 days, at 
Fall River and Little Compton, R. I. 

Simmons, Oliver. 3d Corporal, Capt. Henry Brightman's co.. Col. James Dean's 
regt. ; entered service March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 6 
days ; company detached from Freetown, Berkley, and Dighton, to serve for 
40 days, unless sooner discharged. 

Simmons, Peleg. Drummer, Capt. Thomas Collamer's co.. Col. John Cushing's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days ; company assembled at Bristol, R. I., 
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll dated Scituate. 

Simmons, Peleg. Cai>tain, Col. Christopher Olney's regt. ; muster roll dated New- 
port, R. I., Oct. 23, 1781. 

Simmons, Perez (also given Perez, Jr.) , Middleborough. List of men raised to 
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Middleborough ; engaged for 
town of Middleborough ; joined Capt. Eddy's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 
3 years ; also, list of men mustered between April 9, and April 24, 1777, by 
James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymovith Co. ; Col. Bradford's regt. ; age, 
16 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Eddy; also. Private, 7th co.. Col. Gamaliel Brad- 
ford's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 1, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Joshua Eddy's co., Col. Bradford's (12th) regt. ; 
subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, March 1, 1777, to the last of 
April, 1777 ; credited with 61 days allowance ; also, same co. and regt. ; return 
endorsed " January 28th 1778;" mustered by Perez Simons, Coimty Muster 
Master ; reported failed to pass muster ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
for July, 1778, dated "White Plains ; reported joined April 30, 1777 ; also. Ser- 
geant, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; mus- 
ter rolls for Feb.-May, 1781, dated West Point ; reported on command with 
Col. Scamell in May, 1781; also, muster rolls for June-Nov., 1781; reported 
on scout duty in July, 1781 ; also, register of furloughs granted subsequent to 
Jan. 1, 1781 ; leave given said Simmons by Col. Brooks Dec. 20, 1781, to go 
from West Pomt to Middleborough for 50 days ; reported overstayed 9 days on 
account of waiting for company and had roads; also, muster rolls for Dec, 
1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated West Point; reported on furlough in Dec, 
1781, and Jan., 1782; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Rufus 
Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; rank. Sergeant ; age, 23 (also 
given 20) yrs. ; statiu-e, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown ; occui)a- 
ti on, laborer; birthplace, Middleborough ; residence, Middleborough ; enlisted 
May - (also given Nov. -, 1779, by Lieut. Haskell) ; enlistment, during war ; 
also, list of men tried by courts-martial subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Sim- 
mons tried March 1, 1782, by regimental court-martial, Capt. Bates, President, 
on charge of overstaying his furlough ; sentenced to be reduced ; reported re- 
stored ; also, descriptive list of deserters from Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt., dated 
West Point, Aug. 19, 1782; Capt. Lincoln's co. ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 
in.; complexion, light; hair, light; residence, Middleborough; engaged for 
town of Middleborough ; deserted Aug. 13, 1782, from West Point. 

Simmons, Reuben, Northbridge. Private, Capt. March Chase's co.. Col. Nathan 
Sjiarhawk's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 7, 1778; service, 2 mos. 8 days, at Dorchester; 
company discharged Dec. 12, 1778. 

Simmons, Reuben. Private, Capt. Peter Cushing's (3d Hingham) co.. Col. Solomon 
Lovel's regt.; service, 2 days; company assembled at Hingham June 23, 1776. 

Simmons, Reuben. Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Oct. 1, 1777; service, 27 days, at 
Pawlet. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 235 

Simmons, Robert, Saiidisfield. Private, Capt. John "Williams's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service fnnn Jan. 1, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Sandisfield ; credited to town of Sandisfield; also, 
Capt. Enos Stone's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; return dated Camp at Valley 
Forge, Jan. 25, 1778 ; mustered by Truman Wheler, State Muster Master ; also, 
Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster roll for 
Feb. and March, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during war; also, mus- 
ter roll for June, 1781, sworn to in Camp at Phillipsburgh ; also, muster roll for 
April, 1782, dated Garrison West Point. 

Simmons, Samuel, Scituate. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 6 days; also, company return dated Oct. 0, 1775; also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 18, 1775 ; also. Ser- 
geant, Cajjt. Amos Turner's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt.; enlisted Sept. 23, 
1776 ; service, 1 mo. 28 days ; company marched to Rhode Island ; roll dated 
Newport. 

Simmons, Sbbre (also given Seabury), Middleborough. Receipt dated INIiddle- 
borough. May 14, 1781, for bounty paid said Simmons by Joshua White, Chair- 
man of Class No. 25 of the town of Middleborough, to serve in the Continental 
Army for the term of 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. 
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster rolls for July-Nov., 1781; also, muster 
rolls for Dec, 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, sworn to at West Point ; also, descrip- 
tive list dated Feb. 20, 1782 ; Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's 
(7th) regt. ; age, 17 (also given 15) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 (also given 5 ft. 4) in. ; 
complexion, light; hair, brown; occupation, laborer (also given farmer); 
birthplace, Middleborough ; residence, Middleborough ; enlisted for town of 
^Middleborough ; enlisted May 23 (also given May 11) , 1781 ; enlistment, 
3 years. 

Simmons, Seth, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Sheannan's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; service from July 23, 1777, to Aug. 25, 1777, 34 
days, including 2 days preceding march and 2 days travel home from North 
Kingston; mileage from Providence (16 miles) also allowed. 

Simmons, Seth. Private, Capt. Henry Peirce's co., Col. Ebenezer White's regt.; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; service, 9 days; company marched to Rhode Island on 
an alarm. Roll swoiti to at Middleborough. 

Simmons, " Sip," Danvers. Private, Capt. Francis Symonds'sco., Col. John Glover's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 30, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 7 
days. 

Simmons, Squire. Private, Capt. Henry Tew's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 4 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Simmons, Stephen, Waldoborough. Private, Capt. William Scott's (Light In- 
fantry) CO., Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to June 2, 1780; also, return certified at Camp near 
Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. 
Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in 
Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment mider 
the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 
9, 1779; Capt. Scott's co. ; rank, Private; residence, Waldoborough; engaged 
for town of Waldoborough ; engaged June 2, 1777; term, 3 years. 

Simmons, Stephen. List of officers and crew of the brigantino "Griffin," com- 
manded by Capt. Gideon Henfield, sworn to May 23, 1780 ; said Simmons rated 
1 share. 



236 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simmons, Thomas, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Samuel Bradford's co., Col. Cotton's 
regt. ; company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 7, 1775 ; reported as bavLiig 
gone home sick without leave ; also, order for boimty coat dated Camp at Kox- 
bury, Oct. 30, 1775; also, Corporal, Capt. Henry Prentiss's co., Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to at Boston, 
June 17, 177(5 ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted June 1, 1776 ; service to Aug. 
29, 1776, 2 mos. 29 days ; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; service from Aug. 
29, 1776, to date of discharge, Dec. 1, 1776, 3 mos. 5 days; I'oll sworn to at 
Boston ; also, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Abijali Stearns's regt. ; marched 
April 6, 1778 ; discharged Jvily 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days ; company raised 
in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights ; also, Capt. Partridge's 
CO., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's regt.; marched May 19, 1779; service, 1 mo. 
16 days ; company raised m Plymouth Co. and .stationed at Little Compton, 
E.I. 

Simmons, Thomas, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army from Capt. Job Peirce's co.. Col. Sproutt's (4th Plymouth Co.) 
regt., dated Feb. 19, 1778 ; residence, Middleborough ; engaged for town of Mid- 
dleborough; joined Capt. Knap's co.. Col. Shepherd's regt.; term, 3 years; 
also, descriptive list of deserters from Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt., 
made up from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jime 1, 1780; Capt. Banister's (late Capt. 
Knap's) CO. ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, black ; 
residence, Middleborough ; term, during war ; deserted Sept. 12, 1778 ; left 
regiment at Tiverton ; last heard of at Middleborough ; also. Private, Capt. Seth 
Banister's co., Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster rolls for May and 
July, 1781, dated Phillipsburgh ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp 
at Peekskill; reported on command at the Lines; also, muster roll for Sept., 
1781, dated Continental Village ; also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Jan., 1782, 
dated York Hutts. 

Simmons, Thomas. Matross, Capt. Amos Lincoln's co. of matrosses; service from 
time of enlistment to Nov. 1, 1780, 5 mos. 21 days. 

Simmons, Thomas. Petition endorsed "Dec 23d 1777," signed by Samuel Page, 
asking that said Simmons be commissioned as commander of the schooner 
" Lively " (privateer) ; ordered in Comicil Dec. 23, 1777, that a commission be 
issued ; also, petition dated Salem, July 8, 1778, signed by Jonathan IngersoU, 
asking that said Simmons be commissioned as commander of the brigantine 
" Oliver Cromwell " (privateer) ; ordered in Coimcil July 10, 1778, that a com- 
mission be issued; also, petition dated Boston, March 29, 1779, signed by 
Stephen Higginson, in behalf of Bartholomew Putnam and John Derby, of 
Salem, asking that said Simmons be commissioned as commander of the ship 
"Oliver Cromwell" (privateer) ; ordered in Council March 29, 1779, that a 
commission be issued ; also, petition dated Boston, June 13, 1781, signed by 
William Colman, in behalf of Elias Hasket Darbey and others, of Salem, asking 
that said Simmons be commissioned as commander of the ship " Grand Turk " 
(privateer) ; advised in Council June 13, 1781, that a commission be issued; 
also, petition dated Boston, Oct. 9, 1781, signed by Daniel Sargent, in behalf 
of himself and others, of Boston, asking that said Simmons be commissioned 
as commander of the brigantine "Ranger" (privateer); advi-sed in Council 
Oct. 9, 1781, that a commission be issued. 

Simmons, Thomas. Receipt dated Middleborough, May 28, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Simmons by Henry Peirce, Chairman of Class No. 46 of the town of Middle- 
borough, to serve in the Continental Army during the war, agreeable to resolve 
of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Simmons, William, Duxbury. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's (2d Dux- 
bury) CO. of militia. Col. James Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 237 

Simmons, William, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Amos Wade's co., Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Job 
Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 
1777, dated Middleborough ; service, 30 days, at Rhode Island. 

Simmons, William. Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; 
service from Sept. 28, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 35 days, at Rhode Island, on a secret 
expedition. 

Simmons, William. Private, Capt. Samuel Merriman's (2d) co., Col. Israel 
Chapen's (3d) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 15, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1779 ; service, 
1 mo. 14 days, at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. 

Simmons, William. Private, Capt. George Claghorn's co., Col. Abigail (Abiel) 
Mitchell's regt.; enlisted Aug. 5, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 2 
mos. 28 days ; regiment raised in Bristol Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 
3 months. 

Simmons, William. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Aurora" 
(privateer) , commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781 ; 
age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. 

Simmons, William. Private, Capt. Elihu Gifford's co.. Col. Turner's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 12, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 19 days, at Rhode 
Island ; regiment raised in Bristol and Barnstable counties to serve for 5 
months. 

Simmons, Zebedee. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Archibald McAllster's co., Lieut. Col. 
Joseph Prime's regt. ; entered service May 1, 1780 ; discharged May 31, 1780 ; 
service, 1 mo., under Brig. Gen. Wadsworth at the Eastward, Roll certified 
at Headquarters at Thomaston. 

SiMMONTON, William. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plummer's co. ; service from Sept. 
5, 1776, to Dec. 10, 1776; company stationed at St. Georges for defence of 
seacoast. 

Simms, . List of men attached to a warrant from Capt. John Walton to Sergt. 

Joseph Bates, dated Aug. 4, 1777, directing him in consequence of orders re- 
ceived from Col. Thatcher to warn the train band of .said Walton's co. to be 
ready at a moment's notice to march with 6 days provisions and to make return 
of the deficiencies of equipments. 

Simms, Benjamin. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Job Cook's (16th) co.. Col. Hatheway's (2d 
Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers ; commissioned Aug. 10, 1779. 

Simms, John, East Hoosuck. Private, Capt. Isaac Warren's co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt.; company return dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; residence. 
East Hoosuck ; reported mustered by a County Muster Master. 

Simms, Samuel, Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord, thence to Cambridge; service, 2 days; 
company served until formation of army ; also, return of the train band of the 
1st Woburn co. under Capt. Josiah Johnson, made by Abijah Thompson, Clerk, 
dated April 30, 1775. 

Simms, Stephen. Private, Capt. John Walton's co.. Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt. ; 
joined Sept. 3, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 4, 1778 ; service, 2 days, with guards at 
Fort No. 2, Cambridge. 

Simms, William, Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord, thence to Cambridge ; service, 3 days ; 
company served until formation of army; also, return of the train band of the 
1st Wobum CO. under Capt. Josiah John.son, made by Abijah Thompson, Clerk, 
dated April 30, 1775. 



238 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMNS, . Order of the day, dated Cambridge, May 29, 1775 ; said Simiis reported 

as ofiicer of the day. 

Simon, Benjamin, Wareham. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service from July 20, 1777, to Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 7 days, at 
Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. 

Simon, Benjamin. Receipt dated Middleborough, May 15, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Simon by Elisha Haskell, Chairman of Class No. 44 of the town of Middle- 
borough, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Simon, Clement. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Rambler," com- 
manded by Capt. Benjamin Lovett, sworn to in Suffolk Co., May 27, 1780 ; age, 
20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. ; complexion, brown; birthplace, Ipswich. 

Simon, Daniel, Boston. Master, armed sloop " Fox," commanded by Capt. Levi 
Doane, bound on cruise from port of Boston ; descriptive list of officers and 
crew, dated Nov. 25, 1780 ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, light ; 
residence, Boston ; said Simon rated 4 shares. 

Simon, Heinrich. Private, Col. Armand's legion (Independent corps taken into 
Continental service, agreeable to resolve of June 25, 1778) ; list dated July 
- 1778. 

Simon, Samuel. Seaman or Marine, sloop "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. 
John Fisk; engaged Aug. 5, 1776; discharged Sept. 14, 1776. Roll dated 
Salem. 

Simon, Simons. Private, Capt. Robert Earl's (Dartmouth) co., Col. Josiah "Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from Aug. 26, 1778, to Sept. 10, 1778, 16 days, at Rhode 
Island. 

Simon, Solomon. Private, Capt. Seth Talbut's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered service March 15, 1779 ; discharged April 15, 1779 ; service, 30 days, at 
Fall River and Little Compton, R. I. 

SiMOND, Asa, Blandford. Return dated Blandford, March 29, 1779, of men in Con- 
tinental service, being one-seventh part of the male inhabitants of Blandford, 
including the alarm list, belonging to the 12th co., 3d Hampshire Co. regt., as 
attested by Lieut. Samuel Sloper, and sworn to by said Sloperas Captain, April 
6, 1779; residence, Blandford; engaged for town of Blandford; joined Capt. 
Ball's CO., Col. Shepard's regt. ; term, during war. [Name crossed out on 
return.] 

SiMOND, Caleb, "Woburn. Private, Capt. John "Wood's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(.38th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; service, 
72 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. John "Wood's 
CO., Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; pay abstract for Feb., 1776; also, accoiuit of 
articles lost by sundry officers and soldiers belonging to the 26th regt. at the 
evacuation of New York Sept. 14, 1776. 

SiMOND, Eeenezer, Medford. List dated Medford, Dec. 9, 1776, of men drafted 
from town of Medford Dec. 9, 1776, to march to Cambridge and join Capt. 
John "Walton's co. and go to Noddle's Island. 

SiMONDS, . [This name also appears under the form of Semon, Semons, Siemens, 

Simends, Simens, Simeons, Simmans, Simmms, Simmond, Simmouds, Sim- 
mons, Simns, Simon, Simond, Simones, Simons, Symand, SjTnans, Symmonds, 
Symmones, Symon, Symond, Symonds, Symons, SjTmonds.] 

SiMONDS, . 4th CO., 6th Mass. regt. ; list of men [year not given] ; reported as 

belonging to Squad No. 4. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 239 

SiMONDS, Asa, Granville (also given Blandford) . List of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from 3d Hamijsliire Co. regt., as returned by Capt. "Wil- 
liam Cooley, sworn to Jan. 19, 1778; residence, Granville; engaged for town 
of Granville; joined Capt. Lebbeus Ball's co.. Col. "William Shepard's regt.; 
term, 3 years; also, return dated Blandford, March 29, 1779, of men in Conti- 
nental service comprising one-seventh part of the male inhabitants of Bland- 
ford, including the alarm list, who belonged to (late) Capt. "William Knox's 
(6th) CO., 3d Hampshire Co. regt., as attested by Lieut. David McConoughey, 
Jr.; residence, Blandford ; engaged for town of Blandford ; jomed Capt. Ball's 
CO., Col. Shepard's regt. ; term to expire April -, 1780. [Name crossed out 
on return.] 

SiMONDS, Asa. Private, Cajjt. James Shaw's co. ; entered service Sept. 24, 1777 ; 
discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 32 days, with Northern army, including 
travel (140 miles) home ; company detached from Col. Charles Pynchion's 
regt. and ordered to join army under Gen. Gates to serve for 30 days, unless 
sooner discharged. 

SiMONDS, AsAEL, "Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord, thence to Cambridge ; service, 9 
days; company served until formation of army. [See Hazel Simonds.] 

SiMONDS, Bexjajiin, Williamstown. Certificate signed by said Simonds, Colonel, 
certifyuig that Mr. Eliel Tode had been chosen Adjutant by the field officers 
of 2d (Berkshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia, and recommending that he be 
commissioned ; ordered m Council May 4, 1776, that he be commissioned ; also, 
Colonel of a detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Camp at 
Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777 ; appointed Dec. 10, 1776 ; also, oliicial record of a 
ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Ajji-il 4, 1777 ; said Simonds 
chosen Colonel, 2d Berkshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; appomtment con- 
curred in by Council April 4, 1777 ; reported commissioned April 4, 1777 ; also, 
return dated Sheffield, May 1, 1777, signed by Brig. Gen. John Fellows, of a 
detachment commanded by said Simonds, made from said Fellows's (Berk- 
shire Co.) brigade to reinforce the Contmental Army, agreeable to resolve of 
General Court, and which marched the beginnmg of Jan. [1777] ; residence, 
"Williamstown; also. Colonel, 3d Berkshire Co. regt.. Brig. Gen. John Fel- 
lows's brigade ; general return of Mass. militia made by Adj. Gen. Peleg Wads- 
worth, dated July 5, 1779; also. Colonel, Berkshire Co. regt. ; engaged Oct. 12, 
1780; discharged Oct. 19, 1780; service, 11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) 
travel home ; regiment marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows 
on an alarm ; also, same regt. ; engaged Oct. 26, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; 
service, 8 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; regiment marched to 
Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm ; also. Colonel, 7th 
Essex Co. [ ? ] regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given]. 

Simonds, Benjamin. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupjier's (10th) regt. ; service from 
Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos. 

Simonds, " Bill." Memorandum without date or particulars given. 

Simonds, Caleb, "Wobum (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua "Walker's co., Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, list of training soldiers belonging to 
3d "Wobum co. under Capt. Timothy "Winn, dated May 13, 1775; also, Capt. 
John "Wood's (5th) co., Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt. ; order for advance pay, 
signed by said Simonds and others, dated Cambridge, June 1, 1775; also. Pri- 
vate, Capt. "Wood's CO., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's) 
38th (also given 37th) regt.; pay abstract for Sept., 1775; receipt for amount 
of abstract, dated Chelsea, Oct. 31, 1775, and signed by Capt. "Wood ; also, re- 
ceipt for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Medford, Dec. 28, 1775 ; also, Pri- 



240 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMONDS, Caleb, continued. 

vate, Capt. Wood's co., Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; pay abstract for March, 
1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776, dated New York ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for May, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay abstract for June, 1776, dated New York ; also, order on William Cald- 
well, Paymaster, 26th regt., payable to Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated Woburn, 
signed by said Simonds, for wages for Dec, 1776 ; also, Capt. "Wood's co.. Col. 
Baldwin's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776; re- 
ported discharged 320 miles from home ; also. Corporal ; list of men belonging 
to the 26th regt. who agreed to tarry 6 weeks from the last of Dec, 1776, as 
returned by Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated Trenton, Jan. 1, 1777. 

Simonds, Caleb. Sergeant, Capt. Abisliai Tinkham's co.. Col. Wliite's regt. ; en- 
tered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island. 

SiMONBS, Caleb, Jr. (also given 2d) . List of 6 months men raised agreeable to re- 
solve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superin- 
tendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield; 
also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the 
term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of 
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 15, 
1780; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town 
of Woburn ; marched to camp July 15, 1780, imder command of Capt. James 
Cooper ; also. Private ; pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Woburn 
for service in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched July 10, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Jan. 11, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 12 days, including travel (220 miles) 
home. 

Simonds, Calvin, Woburn (probably). Private, Cai^t. Joshua Walker's co., Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days. 

Simonds, Daniel, Lexington. Private, Capt. Theodore Bliss's co.. Col. John Pat- 
erson's (26th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 20, 1775 ; also, Sergeant, 
Capt. Edmimd Munro's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from March 10, 1777, to March 31, 1779; reported pro- 
moted to Ensign ; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 2, 
1778 ; residence, Lexington ; enlisted for town of Lexmgton ; mustered by Col. 
Barret, County Muster Master, and by Col. Vai-ick, Contmental Muster Master; 
also. Sergeant, (late) Capt. Edmund Mimro's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; pay 
rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1779, dated Providence; reported promoted 
March 31, 1779; also, Ensign, same regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from March 31, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, (late) Capt. Joshua Brown's 
CO., Col. Timothy Bigelow's (15th) regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 
1779, sworn to at Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll of field, 
staff, and commissioned officers for Aug., 1779, dated Lower Salem; also. 
Lieutenant, same regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as serving 3 mos. 15 days as Ensign, 8 mos. 
15 days as Lieutenant; also. Ensign, same regt.; muster roll of field, staff, 
and commissioned officers for Jan.-June, 1780, dated Robinson's Farm ; re- 
ported on furlough ; also, same regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commis- 
sioned officers for Nov. and Dec, 1780, dated Garrison West Point; also. 
Lieutenant, Capt. Michael Gabr'l Houdin's (6th) co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's 
(5th) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Feb. and 
March, 1781, dated Garrison at West Point; appointed April 13, 1780; reported 
sick at Fishkill ; also, muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point; reported 
transferred to Capt. White's co. May 1, 1781. 



IN THE AVAll OF THE REVOLUTION. 241 

SiMONDS, Daniel. Private, Cajit. Francis Felton's co. ; comiiany receipt, given to 
Daniel Hoi)kuis, dated Marblehead, Sept. 2(J, 1775, for advance pay for 1 month ; 
also, Capt. Felton's (iMarhlelicad) co. ; service from Jmie 1, 1770, to Aug. 31, 
1776, 3 mos. ; company stationed on seacoast. 

SiMONDS, Daniel. 1st Lieutenant, sloop " Snatch Cat" (privateer) ; petition dated 
Boston, Aug. 17, 1778, signed by John Kneeland, in behalf of himself and others, 
asking that Thomas Shukcr be commissioned as commander of said vessel ; 
ordered in Council Aug. 17, 1778, that a commission be issued. 

SiMONDS, Ebenezer, Springfield. Descriptive list made up for the year 1782 ; Capt. 
Benjamin Heywood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6| in. 
complexion, light ; hair, brown; occupation, blacksmith ; birthplace, Woburn 
residence, Springiield ; engaged for town of Springfield ; engaged May 28, 1782 
tenn, 3 years ; also, Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
May 23, 1782, 7 mos. 9 days; also, Capt. Heywood's (4th) co.. Col. Tupper's 
(6th) regt. ; muster rolls for Dec, 1782, Jan., March, and April, 1783; reported 
joined from 10th Mass. regt. Dec. 17, 1782; balance of term of enlistment 
unexpired, 24 mos. 28 days. 

SiMONDS, Ebenezer. Private; list of men belonging to Capt. John Walton's co. 
who went to Noddle's Island Dec. 9, 1776 ; reported as among those who enlisted 
in Col. Dyke's regt. Dec. 18, 1776 ; also, Capt. John Walton's co. ; enlisted 
Dec. 9, 1776; discharged Dec. 18, 1776; company detached for service at 
Noddle's Island. 

SiMONDS, Elijah, Westminster. Private, Capt. Noah Miles's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and joined Col. Whitcom's regt. ; 
service, 6 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Edmmid Bemis's 
CO., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 
25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company receipt for wages for Aug., 
1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money endorsed " Nov 30th 1775." 

SiMONDS, " Hazel." Return of the train band of the 1st Woburn co. under Capt. 
Josiah Johnson, as returned by Abijah Thompson, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775; 
also, list of men probably from Woburn under Capt. John Richardson, dated 
May 1, 1775. [See Asael Simonds.] 

SiMONDS, Isaac. Private, Capt. Joshua Lealand's co. of guards; enlisted Oct. 7, 
1779 ; discharged Nov. 10, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days ; company detached from 
militia by order of Gen. Hancock to man forts at and about Boston until Nov. 
10, 1779, and stationed at Boston under Maj. Nathaniel Heath. 

SiMONDS, Isaac. Private, Capt. Zaccheus Wright's co.. Col. Cyprian Howe's regt. ; 
entered service July 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days, 
including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. 

SiMONDS, Jacob, Leominster. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 8th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. John Joslin, Jr., swoni to 
Feb. 22, 1778 ; residence, Leominster ; engaged for town of Leominster ; joined 
Capt. Oaks's co., Col. Pollard's regt. ; term, 1 year. 

SiMONDS, James, Reading. Private, Capt. John Bacheller's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Bridge's regt. ; company return dated Cambridge Camp, Sept. 25, 1775. 

SiMONDS, James. Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) 
regt. ; entered service July 27, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 
15 days, at Rhode Island. 

SiMONDS, Jedediah, Blandford. Private, Capt. Nathan Rowle's co.. Col. John 
Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; service, 5 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, 
including travel (120 miles home) ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 



242 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMONDS, Jedediah. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as 
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 17, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged 
for town of Blandford ; marched to camp July 17, 1780, under command of 
Capt. Abner Howard ; also, Private, Lieut. Colonel's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; pay 
roll for July, 1780; enlisted July 10, 1780; also, Lieut. Col. "Whiting's co., 6th 
Mass. regt. ; pay roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780. 

SiMONDS, Jedediah. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloper's (12th) co., Col. David Mos- 
ley's (3d Hampshire Co.) regt. ; entered service June 12, 1782; discharged June 
14, 1782 ; service, 3 days ; company marched to Northampton June 12, 1782, in 
support of the government and was allowed horse rations. 

SiMONDS, Joel, [New] Gloucester. Private, Colonel's co., Col. Vose's regt. ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 15, 1780; resi- 
dence, [New] Gloucester. 

SiMONDS, John, Lexington. Pay roll of a detachment from Lexington alarm co. 
commanded by Capt. Edmund Munro ; service, 5 days ; detachment reported 
on command at Cambridge from May 16 to May 20, 1775, by order of Commit- 
tee of Safety. 

SiMONDS, John. Private, Capt. Job. Shattuck's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; 
service, 6 days ; roll made up from time of enlistment to time of inarching to 
camp and dated Cambridge, March -, 1776. 

SiMONDS, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Flower's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt. ; 
muster roll for Aug., 1778, dated White Plains; enlisted March 18, 1778; en- 
listment, 8 months. 

SiMONDS, John. Private, Capt. John Kettell's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detach- 
ment of guards ; enlisted June 3, 1779 ; discharged July 3, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 
1 day; company stationed at Boston. 

SiMONDS, John. Bombardier, Capt. Jackson's co.. Col. John Crane's regt. ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 10, 1780. 

SiMONDS, John. Lieutenant, Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; return of effectives, 
dated "West Point, May 18, 1781 ; reported on command at the Lines ; also, 
communication addressed to the Governor and Council, dated West Point, 
June 17, 1782, signed by Rufus Putnam, Colonel, 5th Mass. regt., recommend- 
ing certain officers in his regiment for promotion ; said Simonds, Lieutenant, 
5th Mass. regt., reported as having resigned May 8, 1782, and Ensign John 
Holdridge, of 3d Mass. regt., recommended to be promoted to the vacancy. 

SiMONDS, Jonas, Boston. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Edward Crafts's co.. Col. Richard 
Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll made up to Aug. 1, 1775, dated Cam- 
bridge ; engaged May 1, 1775 ; service, 13 weeks 1 day ; also, company return 
dated French Lmes, Oct. 12, 1775; also. Captain Lieutenant, Col. Lamb's (Ar- 
tillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; also. Captain, same regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, return of officers and men 
belonging to Massachusetts hi Col. John Lamb's (2d Artillery) regt., certified 
at Morristown, Jan. 29, 1780, by Lieut. Colonel Commandant Ebenezer Stevens 
and Brig. Gen. H. Knox. 

SiMONDS, Jonathan, Harvard. Capt. Joseph Sargent's co.. Col. Josiali Whitney's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated June 22, 1777 ; mileage for 56 miles allowed 
said Simonds; also. Private, Capt. Hezekiah Whitney's co.. Col. Whitney's 
regt. ; entered service July 22, 1777; service, 2 days; company marched on an 
alarm at Rhode Island. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 243 

SiMONDS, Jonathan, Woburu (probably) . Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; also, list of training soldiers belongmg to 3d 
"Woburn co. under Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775; also, Corporal, 
Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards; enlisted 
Nov. 4, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, 
guarding troops of convention ; also, receipt dated \yoburn, July 6, 1778, signed 
by Sergt. James Reed, for £15 8s received of Capt. Cadwallader Ford in behalf 
of said Simonds ; also. Corporal, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. Samuel Dean- 
ney's (Denny's) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 
1 mo. 13 days, including travel (215 miles) home ; regiment detached to join 
Continental Army and ordered to marcli to Claverack to serve for 3 months. 

Simonds, Jonathan. Receipt dated April 10, 1781, signed by said Simonds and 
others, for bounties paid them by tlie several classes of the town of Haverhill 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve 
of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Simonds, Joseph, Fitchburg. Private, Capt. James Bm-t's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
13 days; also, comiiany return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Simonds, Joseph, Lexington. Lieutenant; pay roll of a detachment from Lexing- 
ton militia co. commanded by Capt. John Parker ; service, 5 days ; detachment 
reported on command at Cambridge from JNIay 6 to May 10, 1775, by order of 
Committee of Safety ; also, Ensign ; i)ay roll of a detachment from Lexington 
militia CO. commanded by Capt. John Parker; service, 2 days; detachment 
reported on command at Cambridge from June 17 to Jime 18, 1775, by order of 
Committee of Safety; also. Lieutenant, Capt. John Bridge's co.. Col. Eleazer 
Brooks's regt. ; service from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days ; company sta- 
tioned at Roxbury. 

Simonds, Joseph, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. Josiah Sterns's co.. Col. Doolittle's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 19, 1775; service, 12 days. 

Simonds, Joseph, Sudbury (also given Shrewsbury). Private, Capt. J. Edes's co.. 
Col. Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Contmental Army pay accotmts for service from Jan. 
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Sudbury; also, Capt. William Watson's 
CO., Col. Wesson's regt. ; return for clothing for the year 1780 ; also, descriptive 
list dated Hutts, three miles from West Point, Jan. 28, 1781; Capt. Edes's 
CO., 9th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. H. Jackson ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
lOin. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark; occupation, yeoman ; residence, Shrews- 
bury ; enlisted Jan. -, 1777, by Capt. Ward ; enlistment, durmg war. 

Simonds, Joseph. Private, Capt. William Duglass's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 
1777 ; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777 ; reported on duty with the Colonel ; 
also, same co. and detachment; entered service Dec. 16, 1776; discharged 
March 22, 1777 ; service, 90 days, at Ticonderoga. 

Simonds, Joseph. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's detachment. Gen. Fellows's (Berk- 
shire Co.) brigade ; entered service July 1, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1778 ; ser- 
vice, 4 mos., under Brig. Gen. Stark at Albany ; detachment raised for 6 months. 

Simonds, Joshua, Lexington. Private ; pay roll of a detachment from Lexington 
militia co. commanded by Capt. John Parker ; service, 2 days ; detachment 
reported on command at Cambridge from June 17 to June 18, 1775, by order of 
Committee of Safety; a^.so, Capt. John Bridge's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. ; service between March 4 and March 8, 1776, 2 days ; company stationed 
at Roxbury. 



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244 MASSACEnjSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMONDS, Joshua, Medford. Account of money paid by persons to hire men to go 
to Canada [year not given], examined and allowed by a committee at Medford 
Oct. 8, 177(J; also, Private, Capt. John "Walton's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; re- 
turn dated Oct. 31, 1776 ; said Simonds reported as in camp and fit for diity ; 
also, same co. and regt.; enlisted Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; 
service, 2 mos. 1 day, including 11 days (225 miles) travel home ; roll dated 
North Castle; also, accomit of money paid by persons to hire men who went 
to New York in Sept., 1776, examuied and allowed by a committee at Medford 
Jan. 13, 1777. 

Simonds, Joshua. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. of guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to April 3, 1778, 82 days, at 
Cambridge. 

Simonds, Joshua. Sergeant, Capt. Peter Porter's detachment. Gen. Fellows's 
(Berkshire Co.) brigade ; entered service July 1, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1778 ; 
service, 4 mos., xmder Brig. Gen. Stark at Albany; detachment raised for 
6 months. 

Simonds, Joshua. Private, Capt. John Strong's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; entered service Jmie 30, 1777; discharged July 26, 1777; service, 
26 days, in Northern de^jartment ; also, list of men who marched from Pitts- 
field to Fort Ann June .30, 1777, under command of Capt. John Strong, and 
were dismissed July 26, 1777 ; service, 3 weeks 5 days ; also, list of men who 
were drafted agreeable to order of General Court, marched from Pittsfield to 
Albany July 10, 1778, and were dismissed Dec. 1, 1778 ; service, 20 weeks. 

Simonds, Josiah. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
regt. ; service, 6 days, on the alann at Berkshire of Oct. 13, 1780. 

Simonds, Jude. Account of money paid by persons to hire men to go to Canada 
[year not given], examined and allowed by a committee at Medford Oct. 8, 
1776; also, accoimt of money paid by persons to hire men who went to New 
York in Sept., 1776, examined and allowed by a committee at Medford Jan. 
13, 1777. 

Simonds, Luther, Wobum (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days ; also, list of training soldiers belonging 
to 3d Wobum co. under Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775. 

Simonds, Nathan, Lexington. Certificate dated Concord, Sept. 16, 1777, signed by 
James Barrett, Muster Master, certifying that said Simonds had been presented 
to him for muster by Capt. John Bridge to serve until the " 10th of January 
next " and that he thought him fit for service, but said Simonds " Refused to 
put his name down ; " also, list of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army 
from Capt. John Bridge's co., as returned to Col. Brooks [year not given]; 
residence, Lexington ; engaged for town of Lexington ; term to expire Jan. 10 ; 
reported drafted. 

Simonds, Noah. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's (6th) co., Col. The- 
ophilus Cotton's (1st Plymouth Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; 
commissioned Oct. 28, 1778. 

Simonds, Pomp, Salem. Private, Colonel's co., Col. Putnam's (5th) regt.; Conti- 
nental Army pay accounts for service from March 19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 
also, Capt. John Williams's co.. Col. Putnam's (4th) regt. ; return dated 
Albany, Feb. 9, 1778 ; residence, Salem ; enlisted for town of Salem ; mustered 
by John Cushing, Esq. ; also, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Putnam's (5th) regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accoiints for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 245 

SiMONDS, Robert. Private, Capt. Hitchcock's co., Col. Sprout's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accoiuits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as 
belonging to England. 

SiMONDS, Silas, "Woburn. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched 
on the alann of April 19, 1775, to Concord, thence to Cambridge; service, 3 
days ; company served until formation of army. 

SiMONDS, Simeon. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., 
signed by said Simonds and others belonging to Capt. Oilman's co., for wages 
for Dec, 1776. 

Simonds, Stephens (also given Stephen), Wilbraham. Descriptive list of men 
raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable 
to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, 
by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 18, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Wilbraham ;*■ marched to 
camp July 18, 1780, under command of Capt. Joseph Brown ; also, certificate 
dated West Point, Dec. 8, 1780, signed by Col. Joseph Vose, certifying that said 
Simonds, of 1st Mass. regt., had been discharged from the service, agreeable to 
general orders. 

Simonds, Thomas, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. George Kimball's (Lunenburg) co., 
which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 9 days. 

Simonds, Thomas, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowuig 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode 
Island, travel (95 miles) included. 

Simonds, Thomas. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax 
to Boston, Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by 
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

Simonds, Thomas. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Abraham Foster's (4th) co., 2d Middlesex 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Aug. 20, 1777 ; also. 
Lieutenant, Capt. Joshua Lealand's co. of guards; engaged Oct. 6, 1779; dis- 
charged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 5 (also given 1 mo. 4) days; company 
detached from militia by order of Gen. Hancock to man forts at and about 
Boston until Nov. 10, 1779, and stationed at Boston under Maj. Nathaniel 
Heath. 

Simonds, Timothy, Blandford. Private, Capt. Aaron Coe's co., Lieut. Col. Timo- 
thy Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Gar- 
rison at Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777; enlisted Jan. 22, 1777; enlistment to 
expire March 25, 1777; also, Capt. Nathan Rowle's co., Col. John Jacobs's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778 ; service, 5 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, includ- 
ing travel (120 miles) home ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Simonds, William. Private, Capt. Lawson Buckminster's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; entered service May 17, 1779; dis- 
charged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 18 days; company ordered to serve at 
Tiverton, R. I., imtil July 1, 1779. 

Simonds, William. Accoimt rendered by said Simonds, Quarter Master, Lieut. 
Col. Samuel Peirce's regt., for wages for service from May 6, 1779, to July 5, 
1779, 2 mos. ; regiment detached from militia in May, 1779, to serve at Tiver- 
ton, R. I. 

Simonds, Zebedee, Leominster. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from 8th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. John Joslin, Jr., 
sworn to Feb. 22, 1778; residence, Leominster; engaged for town of Leomin- 
ster; joined Capt. Oaks's co.. Col. Pollard's regt. ; term, 1 year. 



246 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMONDS, Zebedee, "Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord, thence to Cambridge ; service, 5 
days; company served until formation of army; also, return of the train band 
of the 1st Wobum co. under Capt. Josiah Johnson, made by Abijah Thompson, 
Clerk, dated April 30, 1775; also, list of men, probably from Wobum, under 
Capt. John Richardson, dated May 1, 1775. 

SiMONES, Moses. Private, Lieut. Joshua Alden's detachment, Col. Mitchell's regt. ; 
service, 16 days, on the alarm at Bristol of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll endorsed 
" Alarm Roll to Providence in Dec'r 1776." 

Simons, . Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co.. Col. John Cushmg's regt. ; 

enlisted SejJt. 20, 1776 ; service, 59| days ; company stationed at Newport, R. I. 
Roll dated Bridgewater. 

Simons, Aaron, Wilbraham. Private, (late) Capt. Colton's co.. Col. Greaton's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also, Capt. Charles Colton's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; 
return [year not given] ; residence, Wilbraham ; enlisted for town of Wilbra- 
ham ; mustered by County Muster Master Woodbridge ; also, certificate signed 
by E. Cumpston, Captaui, 2d Mass. regt., stating that said Simons, of Capt. 
Colton's CO., Col. Greaton's regt., was in service on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and 
had not been absent subsequently except by leave of proper authority ; order 
signed by J. Armstrong, Aide-de-Camp and Adjutant General E. Dt., dated 
Headqxiarters, Feb. 23, 1779, states that said Simons was detataed by Gen. Gates 
for immediate service in " this family." 

Simons, Allen. Private, Ca^it. Theopliilus Wilder's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 24, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 19 
days, with Northern army, including travel (13 days) home. Roll sworn to in 
Suffolk Co. 

Simons, Asa, Granville. List of men returned by a committee for settling disputes 
between towns in Hampshire Co. as to soldiers credited to them, attested at 
Northampton, April 16, 1779; said Simons claimed by Blandford and Gran- 
ville ; allowed to Granville. 

Simons, Asa, Nobletown. Private, Capt. John McKinstrj^'s co.. Col. John Patter- 
son's (26th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 6, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos. 3 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bomity 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 3, Charlestown, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Simons, Barnabas. Private, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Anthony Thomas's 
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Scituate to Hingham March 24, 
1776, on an alarm subsequent to the time of taking of Dorchester Heights. 

Simons, Benjamin, Warwick. Private, Capt. Samuel Taylor's co.. Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated Roxbury, Sept. 17, 1776 ; mileage 
for 98 miles allowed said Simons. 

Simons, Benjamin. Colonel, 2d Berkshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; 
commissioned Aug. 30, 1775. 

Simons, Benjamin. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; enlisted April 
13, 1781 ; service, 8 mos. 18 days. 

Simons, Benjamin, Jr. Private, Capt. Reuben Petty's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Williams's regt. ; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; discharged March 19, 1777; service, 
3 mos. 15 days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home. 

Simons, Comfort. Private, Capt. Joseph Willmarth's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; marched July 28, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island ; company detached for (5 days service and marched from 
Rehoboth to Tiverton and there served under Gen. Heath. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 247 

Simons, Daniel, "Wilbrabain. Private, Capt. Paul Langdon's co.. Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated Oct. (i, 1775 ; also, order for 
money in lieu of bomity coat dated Jan. 1, 1776. 

Simons, Daniel. Seaman, brigantine "Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston; engaged Sept. 4, 1777; discharged Feb. 20, 1778; service, 5 mos. 16 
days ; also, list of men endorsed " prisoners at New York " [year not given]. 

Simons, Daniel. Lieutenant, Capt. Michael Gabriel Houdin's co.. Col. Rufus Put- 
nam's (5th) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for 
Jan., 1781, dated Garrison at West Point; appointed April 13, 1780; reported 
sick at Fishkill. 

Simons, David. Private, Capt. William Cooley's co.. Col. John Mosley's regt.; 
enlisted Sept. 22, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 2 mos. 3 days, in- 
cluding 8 days (160 miles) travel home. Roll dated North Castle. 

Simons, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; list en- 
dorsed " Three month service at Boston guarding Stores Dec 1776 Jany & Feb 
1777." 

Simons, Elijah. Private, Capt. Abijah Rowlee's co. ; company return endorsed 
" Julj^ 6 1775." 

Simons, Elisha. Private, Capt. Lemuel Curtis's co.. Col. Anthony Thomas's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Cohasset on the 
alarm of March 5, 1776; roll dated Hanover; also, Capt. Jose^jh Soper's co., 
Col. John Cushing's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days ; company marched 
to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm; roll endorsed "on Alarm to 
Prov'den Dec'r 8 1776." 

Simons, Ephraim. Captam, Col. John Cooke's regt. ; regimeittal pay abstract from 
July 24 to July 31, 1778, approved at Tiverton. 

Simons, Francis. Master-at-Arms, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John 
Peck Rathburn ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the schooner 
" Loyalty " and Wreck [year not given]. 

Simons, George. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co., in a regmient commanded 
by Col. Ebenezer Sprout, of Middleborough ; service, 5 days, on the alarm at 
Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Simons, Ichabod, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotten's regt. ; service, 33 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in 
Sept. and Oct., 1777. 

Simons, Isaac, Bedford. Private, Capt. Moses Bams's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Perce's regt. ; enlisted May 17, 1779; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Rhode Island ; 
enlistment to expire July 1, 1779. 

Simons, Jacob, Lancaster. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, re- 
turned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, 
at Springfield, July 12, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, 
fresh; engaged for town of Leominster; arrived at Springfield July 11, 1780; 
marched to camp July 12, 1780, under command of Ensign Gilbert ; also, list 
of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as 
having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Simons, Jacob, Leominster. Private, Capt. Benjamin Edgell's co.. Col. John 
Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted June 25, 1778; service, 6 mos. 11 (also given 6 mos. 9) 
days, including travel (80 mile-s) home; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated Freetown, Sept. 13, and Oct. 18, 
1778. 



248 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simons, James, Pepperellborough. List of men probably raised for Continental 
service [year not given] ; residence, Pepperellborough ; credited to town of 
Methuen. 

Simons, James. List of men between the ages of sixteen and sixty who were liable 
to bear arms, as returned to Col. Green, dated Bedford, May 15, 1775. 

Simons, Jedediah, Glasgow (Blandford). Private, Capt. Joshua L. Woodbridge's 
CO., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 
1779 ; service, 5 mos. 10 days, at Rhode Island ; roll swom to at Newport ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, swom to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 
6 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (125 miles) home ; also, return 
of 3 and (i months men raised in Hampshire Co. from (late) Col. Moseley's regt. 
by order of Brig. Gen. Danderson (Danielson), dated Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 
1780; Capt. Sloper'sco. ; engaged for town of Blandford ; term, 6 months ; also, 
list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Pater- 
son as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Simons, Joel. Capt. Moses Merrill's co., Col. Edmmid Phinney's regt.; order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent m money dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Oct. 26, 
1775. 

Simons, John, Dartmouth. Private, Major's co.. Col. Marshall's (10th) regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 16, 1777, to April 8, 1778 ; 
residence, Dartmouth; reported died April 8, 1778; also, Capt. Amasa Soper's 
(4th) CO., Col. Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, 
Dec. 20, 1776, to Feb. 10, 1777; credited with 53 days allowance; subsistence 
also allowed for 14 days (280 miles) travel on march to Bennington ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; subsistence allowed from Feb. 24, 1777, to time of marchmg, 
April 12, 1777; credited with 47 days allowance. 

Simons, John, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co., Col. Theophilus 
Cotten's regt. ; service, 33 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in 
Sept. and Oct., 1777. 

Simons, John, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clax>'s co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 6 
days; also, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (4th 
Plymouth Co.) regt.; service, 15 days; company marched from Rochester to 
Rhode Island on an alarm in Dec, 1776. 

Simons, John. Private, Capt. Zachariah Fitch's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; 
service from Aug. 23 [1776], to Sept. 30 [1776], 1 mo. 9 days. 

Simons, John. Private, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co.. Col. John Brown's detachment 
of militia; entered service June 30, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777, near Fort 
Ann ; service, 22 days ; detachment raised in Berkshire Co. for service at Fort 
Ann on an alarm at Ticonderoga ; also, Capt. Rowley's co.. Col. John Ashley's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; entered service July 22, 1777 ; discharged 
Aug. 13, 1777; service, 23 days, at Stillwater; also, Capt. Rowley's co.. Col. 
John Brown's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service Sept. 5, 
1777 ; discharged Sept. 25, 1777 ; service, 20 days, at and to the northward of 
Pawlet. 

Simons, John. Private, Capt. John Stutson's co., Maj. Edward Procter's detach- 
ment of militia; detached Dec. 10, 1777; discharged March 1, 1778; service, 2 
mos. 22 days, with guards under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston. 

Simons, John. Private, Capt. Matthew Randal's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; 
enlisted Jan. 7, 1778; discharged April 1, 1778; service, 2 mos. 26 days, at 
Rhode Island ; regiment raised to serve for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 249 

Simons, John. Private, Capt. Josiah King's co.. Col. John Daggit's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 28, 1778; discharged Sept. 1, 1778; service, 5 days, at Rhode 
Island ; company detached from militia. Roll sworn to at Taunton. 

Simons, Jonathan, Harvard. Private, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Thomas 
Marsliall's regt. ; entered service June 24, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 1 mo. 
7 days ; also, pay roll of a company commanded by Capt. Joseph Sargent, of 
Princeton ; service from May 5, 1777, to July 12, 1777, 65.^ (also given 67i) days, 
at Rhode Island ; company drafted from Col. Josiah Whitney's and Col. 
Stearns's regts. and marched to serve under Gen. Spencer. 

Simons, Jonathan. List of men returned as probably serving on main guard under 
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect Hill, dated July 3, 1775. 

Simons, Joseph, Boxford. Private, Capt. William Perley'sco. of Minute-men, Col. 
James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to 
April 25, 1775, 7 days ; reported enlisted Feb. 16, 1775. 

Simons, Joseph, Hebron. Private, Capt. Abel Thayer's co.. Col. John Fellows's 
(8th) regt. ; company return dated Dorchester, Oct. -, 1775. 

Simons, Joseph, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. Josiah Stearns's co.. Col. Ephraim 
Doolittle's regt. ; company return dated CIiarle.stown, Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 
1775 ; also, Capt. Joseph Bellows's co. ; marched Aug. 22, 1777 ; travel out and 
home, 180 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 9 days, with Northern army ; com- 
pany marched from Lunenburg Aug. 22, 1777, on an alarm at Bennington under 
command of Maj. Ebenezer Bridge at request of Gen. Stark and Col. Warner 
and was discharged by Gen. Lincoln after proceedmg 90 miles. 

Simons, Joseph, Shrewsbury. List of men raised to serve m the Contmental Army 
from South co. in Shrewsbury, Col. Job Cushing"s (6th Worcester Co.) regt., 
dated Dec. 15, 1777 ; residence, Shrewsbury ; engaged for town of Shrewsbury ; 
joined Capt. Ward's co., Col. Wesson's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Simons, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Lieut. Col. Sears's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 6, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days, 
including travel (4 days) home ; regiment raised in Berkshire Co. to serve for 
3 months. Roll endonsed " Col Elisha Porters Reg't." 

Simons, Joshua, Hanover. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. (North co. of militia 
in Hanover), which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm- of April 
19, 1775, to Marshtield ; service, 2 days, under direction of field officers of 2d 
Plymouth Co. regt. 

Simons, Mark, Lynn. Private, Capt. Moses Hart's co., Col. Paul Dudley Sergeant's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 27, 1775; service, 65 days; 
also, Capt. John Wiley's co.. Col. Sargent's (28th) regt. ; company return 
[probably Oct., 1775]. 

Simons, Moses, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Nathan Mitchell's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days. 

Simons, Moses, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. Paul Langdon's (Wilbraham) co. of 
Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; said 
Simons marched April 20, 1775; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the 
army April 29, 1775 ; also, Capt. Langdon's co., Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 29, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days ; 
also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for boxmty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 25, 1775 ; also, Private, (late) 
Capt. Charles Colton's co.. Col. Greaton's (2d) regt.; Contmental Army pay 
accounts for service from May 1, 1777, to Feb. 1, 1780; reported killed Feb. 1, 
1780; also, Capt. Charles Colton's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; return 
[year not given]; residence, Wilbraham; enlisted for town of Wilbraham; 



250 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simons, Moses, continued. 

mustered by County Muster Master Woodbridge ; also, Capt. Joseph Williams's 
(Light Infantry) co.. Col. Greaton's (3d) regt. ; muster rolls for Sept., Oct., and 
Nov., 1779; enlisted March 1, 1777; enlistment, 3 years. 

Simons, Nathan, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 10, 1775; service, 
2 mos. 27 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Simons, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's 
regt. ; enlisted May 31, 1776 ; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 5 days. 

Simons, Nathaniel. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Barnes's (5th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776. 

Simons, Noah, Kingston. Private, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co.. Col. Willard's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage and travel allowance from Fort Edward to 
Plymouth and adjacent towns, via Albany, dated Plymouth, Dec. 20, 1776; 
277 miles travel allowed said Simons. 

Simons, Oliver. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, retuiTied as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, 
July 11, 1780; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark; engaged for 
town of Dighton ; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780 ; marched to camp July 
11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft. 

Simons, Perez, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Seth Turner's co.. Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; enlisted May 23, 1776 ; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 9 days ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; service between Oct. 31, 1776, and Jan. 1, 1777, 1 mo. ; 
company stationed at Hull. 

Simons, Richard, Ipswich. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Jonathan Cogswell's (3d Essex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Geu. 
M. Farley, dated Feb. 17, 1778; residence, Ipswich; engaged for town of 
Ipswich ; joined Col. Crane's regt. ; temi, 3 years. 

Simons, Richard, Roxbury. Private, Capt. William King's (1st) co.. Col. John 
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 19, 1775; 
service, 1 mo. 15 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent m money dated Dorchester Camp, 
Nov. 17, 1775. 

Simons, Robert, Sandisfield. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and 
June 1, 1778, by Tiiiman Wheler, Miister Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. 
Stone's CO. ; term, 3 years or during war; reported received State bounty ; also, 
descriptive list dated Feb. 3, 1781 ; Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; 
age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, weaver; 
birthplace, " Huckston," Great Britain ; residence, Sandisfield ; enlisted Nov. 
26, 1776, by Lieut. Foot, at Ticonderoga ; enlistment, during war ; also, Private, 
Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls for 
Jan. and May, 1781, dated West Point. 

Simons, Samuel, Scituate. Private, Capt. Ensign Otis's co., called " Royal Ameri- 
cans of the town of Scituate," which marched probably on the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 3 days, under direction of field officers of 2d Plj-mouth Co. 
regt. ; also, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Anthony Thomas's regt. ; service, 
5 days ; company marched from Scituate to Hingham ISIarch 24, 1776, on an 
alarm subsequent to the time of taking Dorchester Heights. 

Simons, Seth, Swanzey. Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. George Williams's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 1 day. 



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Simons, Seth, continued. 

under Maj . Gen. Spencer on a secret expedition ; company stationed at Tiverton, 
R. I. ; also, Private, Capt. Nathaniel Ide's co.. Col. Carijenter's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 16, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 15, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. ; travel allowed to and 
from camp at Providence ; company detached from militia to serve at Rhode 
Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fisher; also, Capt. Peleg 
Peck's CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; dis- 
charged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 7 days ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on 
an alarm ; hy order of Col. Slead all the men in Swanzey were joined in one 
company under Capt. Peck, the other officers refusing to serve. 

Simons, Seth. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve in 
the Continental Army; age, 20 yrs. ; statiire, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Middleborough ; delivered to Ensign J. Hubbel. 

Simons, Simeon. List of men returned as probably serving on main guard under 
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect Hill, dated July 3, 1775; also. Private, 
Capt. Jeremiah Gilman's (6th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt.; 
regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, company receipts 
for wages for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1776; also, return of men who engaged to 
serve the month of Jan., 1777, dated Springfield. 

Simons, Stephen, Boston. Capt. John Wentworth's co.. Col. Aaron ^Yilla^d's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from home to Bennington, dated 
Boston, Jan. 6, 1777 ; 182 miles travel allowed said Simons. 

Simons, Stephen, Boxford (probably) . Private, Capt. Jacob Gould's co. of militia. 
Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 6 days ; reported returned home. 

Simons, Stephen, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. Col. Joseph 
Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1780, dated Camp " Tenith ; " enlisted 
July 18, 1780; enlistment, 6 months; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men belonging 
to the town of Wilbraham raised for service in the Continental Army during 
1780; marched July 18, 1780; discharged Dec. 8, 1780; service, 4 mos. 27 days, 
including travel (140 miles) home. 

Simons, Sylvanus. Seaman, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston ; engaged Aug. 25, 1777 ; discharged Jan. 29, 1778 ; service, 5 mos. 4 
days ; also, list of men endorsed " i^risoners at New York " [year not given]. 

Simons, Thomas, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Samuel Bradford 'sco.. Col. Theoi^hilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 8 days. 

Simons, Thomas, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Moses Knap's co.. Col. "William 
Sheppard'sregt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, 
to Sept. 8, 1778; reported deserted but returned May 15, 1781; also, same co. 
and regt. ; return dated Jan. 30, 1778; residence, Middleborough ; enlisted for 
town of Middleborough ; mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters. 

Simons, Thomas. Private, Capt. Joseph Rea's co. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1776; 
service, 1 mo. 27 days, in defence of seacoast ; company ordered to serve at the 
Lines at Beverly and was discharged Oct. 28, 1776. 

Simons, Thomas. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Natlian Tyler's 
regt. ; enlisted July 25, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 4 mos. 6 days, at Rhode 
Island. 



252 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simons, "William, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Amos Wade's co.. Col. The- 
opliilus Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 5 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Camp at Koxbury, Nov. 27, 1775. 

Simons, William, Newbury. Boatswain, brig " Julius Caesar," commanded by 
Capt. Nathaniel Bently ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to at Fal- 
mouth, June 21, 1780; age, 21 yrs. 7 mos.; stature, 5 ft. 5| in.; complexion, 
light; residence, Newbury; said Simons rated 1^ shares. 

Simons, Zebedee. Private, Ca^rt. Fortunatus Eager's eo.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; marched Dec. 17, 1776 ; returned March 27, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days ; 
14 days (280 miles) travel home also allowed ; company marched to reinforce 
army under Gen. Washington in the Jerseys. Roll dated Lancaster and en- 
dorsed "marchd to New York." 

Simons, Zebedee (also given Zebulon) . 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Andrew Shank's 
(also given Capt. Andrew Skenck's) 3d co.. Col. Mason Wheaton's (4th Lincoln 
Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the sevei'al companies in 
said regiment, dated St. Georges, June 3, 1776 ; ordered in Council July 3, 1776, 
that said officers be commissioned ; rei)orted commissioned July 3, 1776 ; also, 
Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Starret's detachment from Col. Mason Wheaton's 
regt. ; service from June 28, 1779, to July 5, 1779, 8 days, at Camden, Eastern 
department. 

SiMONTEN, Will. Private, schooner " Diligent," commanded by Capt. John Lam- 
bert ; engaged April 17, 1776 ; discharged Aug. 1, 1776 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days. 

SiMONTON, . [This name also appears under the form of Simenton, Simington, 

Siminton, Simmonton, Simonten, Sinenton.] 

SiMONTON, Andrew. Private, Capt. Briant Morton's co. ; entered service Feb. 5, 
1776; service to Sei)t. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 24 days; company stationed on seacoast 
at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough; also, Capt. Morton's co.. Col. Mitchel's 
regt. ; service from Sept. 1, 1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 25, 1776, 2 mos. 25 
days ; company stationed on seacoast at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. 

SiMONTON, Ebenezer. Sergeant, Capt. David Strout's co. ; enlisted July 19, 1775; 
service to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 25 days ; company stationed on seacoast at Cape 
Elizabeth and Scarborough ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Daniel Strout's (5th) 
CO., Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment ; ordered in Council 
Feb. 1, 1777, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Feb. 1, 
1777. [See Thomas Simonton.] 

SiMONTON, James. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co.. Col. John Allen's regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 3, 1777 ; dischai-ged Dec. 31, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 9 days, including 
12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for defence of Machias. 

SiMONTON, John. Private, Capt. Isaac Washburn's co. of guards ; enlisted March 
11, 1781 ; discharged April 11, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. ; company stationed at 
Tliomaston, Lincoln Co. 

SiMONTON, John. List of men who moved from the town of Cape Elizabeth, subse- 
quent to 177(), dated Cape Elizabeth, Jan. 17, 1782, accompanying a petition of 
the Selectmen stating their inability to supply their quota. 

SiMONTON, Matthew. Private, Capt. Briant Moi-ton's co. ; entered service Feb. 5, 
1776 ; service to Sept. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 24 days ; company stationed on seacoast 
at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough; also, Capt. Morton's co., Col. Mitchel's 
regt. ; service from Sept. 1, 1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 25, 1776, 2 mos. 25 
days ; company stationed on seacoast at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough ; also, 
list dated Cape Elizabeth, ,Ian. 17, 1782, of men formerly belonging to Cape 



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SiMONTON, Matthew, continued. 

Elizabeth who went out in anned vessels, etc., subsequent to 1776, accompany- 
ing a petition of the Selectmen stating their inability to supply their quota ; re- 
ported lost while in service with Capt. Arthur McLallen. 

SiMONTON, Thomas. Treasury pay roll of Cai)t. David Strout's co. for service at 
Cape Elizabeth, dated March 18, 1783. [See Ebenezer Simonton.] 

SiMONTON, Walter, Cape Elizabeth. Private, Capt. Samuel Dunn's co.. Col. Ed- 
mund Phinney's (31st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlLstment, May 
9, 1775, to date of marching to headquarters, July 11, 1775; credited with 63 
days allowance; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1775. 

SiMONTON, Walter (also given Walter, Jr.), Cape Elizabeth (also given Fal- 
mouth) . List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 5th co.. Col. 
Peter Noyes's (1st Ciunberland Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. Daniel Strout; 
residence. Cape Elizabeth ; engaged for town of Cape Elizabeth ; joined Capt. 
Richard Mabury's co., Col. Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. 
Mayberry's co.. Col. Tupper's regt.; Contmental Army pay accounts for ser- 
vice from Jan. 6, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Maybeiy's co.. Col. Eben- 
ezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Dec. 23, 
1776, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with 88 days allowance ; 336 
miles travel allowed said Simonton ; residence, Falmouth ; also, Capt. May- 
berry's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; mustered 
by Maj. Ilsley, County Muster Master and by Col. Varrick, Continental Muster 
Master; also, same regt. ; muster roll dated West Point, Ajiril 5, 1779; enlisted 
Jan. 6, 1777. 

SiMONTON, Walter. Private, Capt. Briant Morton's co. ; entered service Feb. 5, 
1776; service to Sept. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 2'! days; company stationed on seacoast 
at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough ; also, Capt. Morton's co., Col. Mitchel's 
regt. ; service from Sept. 1, 1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 25, 1776, 2 mos. 25 
days ; company stationed on seacoast at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. 

SiMONTON, Walter. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Parsons's co., Col. Prime's regt. ; en- 
listed May 4, 1780 ; discharged Nov. 26, 1780 ; service, 6 mos. 23 days, under 
Brig. Gen. Wadsworth at the Eastward. Roll sworn to at North Yarmouth 
and certified at Thomaston. 

SiMONTON, Walter. List dated Cape Elizabeth, Jan. 17, 1782, of men formerly 
belongmg to Cape Elizabeth who went out in armed ves.sels subsequent to 1776, 
accompanying a iietition of the Selectmen stating their inability to supply their 
quota ; reported lost in a prize brigantine at Piscataqua harbor. 

SiMONTON, William. Seaman, schooner "Active," commanded by Capt. Andrew 
Gardner ; pay roll for wages for 1 month due under contract with the govern- 
ment, dated Boston, Oct. 6, 1778. 

SiMPKiNS, . [This name also appears under the form of Sinkins.] 

SiMPKiNS, John. Captain, Ward No. 8 co., Col. Henry Bromfield's (Bo.ston) regt. 
of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regi- 
ment, dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1776; ordered in Council Nov. 25, 1776, that said 
officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Nov. 25, 1776. 

Simpson, . [This name also appears imder the form of Simson, Stinson, 

Sympson, Symson.] 

Simpson, Alexander. Corporal, Lieut. Alexander Kelloch's co. ; service, 2 mos. ; 
company detached from Col. Wheaton's and Col. Jones's regts. by order of 
Brig. Gen. Cushing to protect eastern part of liincoln Co. and stationed at Cam- 
den and St. Georges from Nov. 13, 1779, to Feb. 13, 1780. 



254 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simpson, Benjamin, York. Private, Capt. Edward Grow's co. ; enlisted July 10, 
1775; service to Nov. 1, 1775, 4 mos. 2 days; company raised in York for de- 
fence of seacoast; also, return endorsed "May 8 1777," of men drafted from 
1st York Co. regt. to serve at Rhode Island or elsewhere in New England for 
the term of 2 months; also, Corporal, Capt. Abel Moulton's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Titcomb's regt. ; service from May 19, 1777, to July 18, 1777, 61 days, at Rhode 
Island ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of Ajiril 20, 1778, returned as received of John 
Frost, Superintendent for York Co., by Capt. Samuel Leighton, at Kittery, 
June 1, 1778, to be conducted to Fishkill and delivered to Brig. Jonathan War- 
ner ; 1st CO., 1st York Co. regt. ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; residence, York ; arrived at Fishkill June 4, 1778. 

Simpson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbord's co. ; enlisted June 1, 1776; 
service to Nov. 13, 1776, 5 mos. 13 days ; company stationed at Kittery Point 
and Old York for defence of seacoast. 

Simpson, Charles. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook- 
field ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5^ months for each 
single poll in said precinct ; said Simpson credited with 2 mos. service ; also, 
Drummer, Capt. John Morgan's co. [service not given] ; company detached 
from militia of Hampshire and Worcester counties to guard stores and maga- 
zines at Springfield and Brookfield, and served from Dec. 26, 1777, to July 1, 
1778. 

Simpson, Ebenezer. Captain, 10th (York) co.. Col. Ebenezer Sayer's (1st York 
Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers of said regiment, dated Wells, Jime 
12, 1776 ; ordered in Coiincil June 25, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; 
reported commissioned Jime 26, 1776 ; also, Captain, 8th co., 1st York Co. regt. 
of Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given]. 

Simpson, Ebenezer. Receipt dated York, May 8, 1781, signed by said Simpson and 
others, for bounties paid them by the town of York, in consideration of their 
having enlisted to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, unless 
sooner discharged. 

Simpson, Ebenezer. Return signed by Tho. Chase, D. Q. M. G. [year not given], 
of wagoners, artificers, etc., serving in his department; said Simpson appears 
among " Blacksmiths inlisted " stationed at Boston; also, letter from Samuel 
Dow to James Perkins, dated Boston, Jan. 15, 1786, in behalf of himself, said 
Simpson, and others, stating that they liad been employed as black.smitlis in 
the Quarter Master's department at Boston from early in 1776 to Jan. 1, 1778, 
when owing to depreciation of money their wages were insufficient, where- 
upon they applied to Col. Chase, Deputy Quartermaster General, for £9 specie 
per month, or its equivalent, as wages, bi;t as they failed to receive any in- 
creased allowance, they applied to Gen. Heath, who i^romised to write to Gen. 
Pickering and secure the advance requested ; they remained continuously in 
service until Sept., 1780, their pay remaining michanged until March 1, 1780, 
when they were allowed £9 per month in sjjecie notes ; the claim for the extra 
allowance asked for Avas apparently not granted, as the foregoing letter was 
read in Continental Congress and returned to said Dow witliout action, and two 
endorsements bearing dates Boston, Oct. 15, 1788, and Sept. 27, 1790, show that 
the grievance of the claimants was not redressed at the respective dates. 

Simpson, Edward, Portsmouth. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship 
"America," commanded by Capt. John Somes, sworn to in Suffolk Co., 
June 9, 1780; age, 23 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; residence, 
Portsmouth . 



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SuiPSON, Francis, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 16, 1777; Cajit. Himt's cc. Brig. 
Gen. Paterson's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Abraham Hunt's co.. Col. Joseph 
Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 15, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston ; a^so, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 
1777, sworn to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted Feb. 15, 1777 ; enlistment, 
3 years ; also, order for gratuity, dated Providence, Feb. 13, 1779 ; also, Capt. 
Moses McFarland's co. of invalids stationed at Boston, Col. Lewis Nichola's 
regt. ; muster rolls dated Sept. 9, and Oct. 2, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay roll for Oct., 1779; also, Capt. McFarland's corps of invalids; Continental 
Army pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; term, dur- 
ing war ; reported transferred from Col. Vose's regt. 

Simpson, Henry, Boston. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 14tli CO., Col. Jonathan Hoolman's (Holman's) Worcester Co. regt., 
dated Sturbridge, Feb. 27, 1778; residence, Boston; engaged for town of Stur- 
bridge; joined Capt. Robert Allen's co.. Col. Alden's regt. 

Simpson, Henry. Private, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. ; service with 
detachment commanded by Maj. Andrew Symmes, drafted to serve for 5 weeks 
in guardmg stores imder Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston, agreeable to 
order of Council of May 12, 1777. 

Simpson, Henry. List of men raised to .serve in the Continental Army [year not 
given] ; engaged for town of Lexington. 

Simpson, Holmes, Boston. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Swan's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; residence, Bo.ston ; enlisted 
for town of Stoughton ; joined Capt. Himt's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; enlistment, 
3 years ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Bo.ston, Jan. 19, 1777 : Capt. Abraham Hunt's co., Col. John 
Patterson's regt. ; reported received State bounty; also. Private, Capt. Hunt's 
CO., Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 
1777, sworn to at Camp near Valley Forge; enlisted Jan. 9, 1777; enlistment, 
3 years; also, sameco. and regt.; payroll for Nov., 1778, sworn to at Provi- 
dence ; also, same co. and regt. ; order for gratuity, dated Providence, Feb. 13, 
1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated 
Providence; also, Capt. Green's co., Col. Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive li-st 
dated Feb. 3, 1781 ; Capt. Francis Green's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; age, 25 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark; occupation, butcher ; birth- 
place, Boston ; residence, Boston ; enlisted Jan. 24, 1777, by Capt. Hunt, at 
Boston; enlistment, durmg war; also. Private, Capt. Green's co.. Col. Vose's 
(1st) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-]May, 1781, dated West Point ; also, muster 
roll for June, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh ; also, muster roll for July, 1781 ; 
also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill ; reported on 
command with light infantry from Feb., 1781 ; also, muster rolls for Oct. and 
Nov., 1781, Jan., Feb., and March, 1782, dated Quarters York Huts. 

Simpson, Jabez. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers ; service from 
July 28, 1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 

Simpson, James, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
1st Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Stephen Frost, agreeable to order 
of Council of Nov. 7, 1777 ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Cambridge. 

Simpson, James. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers; service from 
July 28,1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 



256 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simpson, James. List of deserters from Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt., dated Camp 
Highlands, N. Y., July 13, 1780. 

Simpson, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cousens's co., (late) Maj. Little- 
field's detachment of York Co. militia ; entered service July 6, 1779 ; discharged 
Aug. 24, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days, on Penobscot expedition. [Name appears 
as Jeremiah Stimson on a duplicate roll.] 

Simpson, John, Boston. Matross, Capt. Jonathan "W. Edes's (4rth) co.. Col. Thomas 
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; enlisted May 27, 1776 ; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 
9 days; also, Gunner, same co. and regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to date of 
discharge. May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days; also, Capt. Perez Cushing's co., Col. 
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service, 42 days ; company reported as Boston militia 
and stationed at Hull from July 26, 1777, to Sept. 11, 1777 ; roll sworn to in 
Suffolk Co. and endorsed " men drafted from Boston Regt ; " also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Contmental Army from Caj)t. Eliakim Howard's (1st) 
CO., Col. Edward Mitchel's (3d Plymouth Co.) regt.; residence, Boston; en- 
listed for town of Bridgewater; joined Capt. R. Allen's (also given Capt. D. 
Allen's) CO., Col. Alden's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered 
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Sept. 28, 
1777; Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Alden's regt. 

Simpson, John, Newbury. Private, ship " America " (privateer) , commanded by 
Capt. William Coffin ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk 
Co., Oct. 11, 1780; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; resi- 
dence, Newbury. 

Simpson, John. Capt. Esaias Preble's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards stiv- 
tioned at Winter Hill ; marched from home March 31, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 
7 days, including travel (80 miles) home; comj^any detached from militia to 
serve from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778. 

Simpson, John. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (5tli) regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 20, 1777, to Jan. 20, 1780 ; 
reported discharged Jan. 20, 1780; also, return of men who were in camp on 
or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on 
furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779 ; also, muster roll 
for May, 1779, dated Highlands; enlisted Jan. 20 [1777]; enlistment, 3 years; 
reported sick at Crescent Camp; also, pay rolls for June, July, and Aug., 
1779 ; reported sick in general hospital ; also, accomit of clothing delivered for 
the year 1780 ; receipt for said clothmg, dated Peekskill, Dec. -, 1779. 

Simpson, John. Receipt dated Bellmgham, May 4, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Simpson by Capt. Charles Darlmg, on behalf of Class No. 7 of the town of 
BellLngham, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, 
return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, agreeable to resolve 
of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Bellmgham ; engaged April 25, 1781 ; term, 
3 years; also, Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; retm-ns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782 ; wages allowed said 
Sunpson from April 12, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 20 mos. 19 days. 

Simpson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Joseph Warner's co.. Col. Ruggles Wood- 
bridge's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17 (also given Aug. 18) , 1777 ; discharged Nov. 
29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 21 days, on expedition to Northern department, in- 
cluding travel (180 miles) home. 

Simpson, Jonathan. List of deserters from Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt., dated 
Camp Highlands, N. Y., July 13, 1780. 

Simpson, Joseph, Gloucester. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship 
"America," commanded by Capt. John Somes, sworn to in Suffolk Co., June 
8, 1780; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; residence, Gloucester. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 257 

Simpson, Joseph, York. Private, Capt. Johnson Moulton's (York) co. of Minute- 
men, which marched probably in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; en- 
listed April 21, 1775; service, 4 days. 

Simpson, Joshua. Sergeant, (late) Capt. Samuel Sayer'sco., commanded by Lieut. 
Samuel Young subsequent to Aug. 3, 1779, (late) Maj. Littlefield's detachment 
of York Co. militia ; entered service July 7, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 6, 1779 ; 
service, 2 mos., on Penobscot expedition. 

Simpson, Lewis. Private, Capt. William Lithgow's co. ; marched March 15, 1776; 
service to Aug. 31, 1776, 5 mos. 17 days; company stationed at Falmouth, 
Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. William Lithgow, Jr.'s 
CO., Col. Mitchel's regt. ; service from Aug. 31, 1776, to Sept. 13, 1776, 12 days; 
company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Simpson, Nathaniel. List of prisoners sent from port of Halifax by order of Sir 
George Collier June 28, 1777, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned 
by John Emerson, Commissary; said Simpson, Seaman, reported as having 
been taken in a trading vessel. 

Simpson, Nathaniel. List of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison- 
ship "Lord Sandwich " and landed at Bristol March 7, 1778. 

Simpson, Paul. Private, in a detachment from Capt. George Haslen's co.. Col. 
Benjamin Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt.; service, 8 days; reported discharged 
July 3, 1777 ; detachment marched to Machias three different times and served 
in Capt. Sullivan's co. ; also, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers; ser- 
vice from July 28, 1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 

Simpson, Pelatiah. Private, Capt. Edward Grow's co. ; enlisted July 10, 1775; 
service to Nov. 1, 1775, 4 mos. 2 days ; company raised in York for defence of 
seacoast. 

Simpson, Richard, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777; Col. Crane's regt. ; en- 
listment, during war; also, Matross, Capt. Benjamin Frothingham's co.. Col. 
John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from March 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; credited to town of 
Ipswich; reported taken prisoner and discharged after his return. 

Simpson, Richard, Gloucester. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel Warner's co.. Col. Moses 
Little's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; service, 3 
mos. 6 days. 

Simpson, Robert. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Robert Hodge, Jr.'s 2d (2d Newcastle) 
CO., Col. William Jones's (3d Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers 
chosen by the several companies in said regiment ; ordered in Coimcil May 8, 
1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 8, 1776 ; 
also. Lieutenant, Capt. Robert Hodge's co.. Col. William Jones's regt. ; list of 
men who assisted in the recapture of the ship " Grout " (" Gruel ") from the 
British ship "Rainbow " Sept. 10, 1777, sworn to at Newcastle, Lincoln Co. ; 
also, certificate dated Pownalborough, Oct. 8, 1777, signed by said Simpson, 
Lieutenant, and others, certifying that Capt. Solomon Walker and a number 
of men belonging to his company were in service at the time of retaking a 
mast-ship in Sheepscot river and were entitled to pay therefor. 

Simpson, Robert. Seaman, State sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George 
Little ; engaged Oct. 3, 1782 ; discharged Nov. 25, 1782 ; service, 1 mo. 22 days. 
Roll sworn to at Boston. [Name appears as Robert Stimpson on a duplicate 
roll.] 

Simpson, Samuel, Newcastle. Private, Capt. Israel Davis's co., Col. Joseph Fry's 
regt. ; marched from home March 4, 1776; service to May 31, 1776, 2 mos. 28 



258 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Simpson, Samuel, continued. 

days, in defence of seacoast ; also, same co. ; service from June 1, 1776, to Sept. 
1, 177G, 3 mos., at Boothbay in defence of seacoast; also, Lieut. Nathaniel 
Winslow's detachment ; service from Dec. 5 to Dec. 31, 1776, 26 days, at Booth- 
bay in defence of seacoast ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Robert Hodge's co., Col. Wil- 
liam Jones's regt. ; list of men who assisted in the recapture of the ship 
" Grout " (" Gruel ") from the British ship " Rainbow " Sept. 10, 1777, sworn 
to at Newcastle, Lincoln Co. 

Simpson, Simeon, Biddeford (Bradford) . Receipt dated Boston, July 24, 1782, signed 
by John Popkin, Muster Master, stating that he had received said Simijson of 
Daniel Hardy, Chaimian of Class No. 2 of the town of Bradford, to serve in 
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, descriptive list of men 
raised for Continental service; Capt. King's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) 
regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; occupa- 
tion, farmer ; residence, Biddeford (Bradford) ; engaged for town of Biddeford 
(Bradford) ; engaged July 24, 1782 ; term, 3 years. 

Simpson, Thomas, Petersham. Descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782 ; Capt. Jonathan 
Maynard's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 
(also given 5 ft. 2i) in. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown (also given light) ; 
occupation, nailer (also given laborer) ; birthplace, Sudbury; residence, Peter- 
sham ; enlisted April 2, 1782; enlistment, 3 years. [See Thomas Stimpson.] 

Simpson, Thomas, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Adam Martin's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Learned's regt. ; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Simpson, Timothy. Return endorsed " May 8 1777," of men drafted from 1st York 
Co. regt. to serve at Rhode Island or elsewhere in New England for the term 
of 2 months; also. Private, (late) Capt. Samuel Sayer's co., commanded by 
Lieut. Samuel Young subsequent to Aug. 3, 1779, (late) Maj. Littlefield's de- 
tachment of York Co. militia ; entered service July 7, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 
6, 1779; service, 2 mos., on Penobscot expedition. 

Simpson, Webster, Buxton. Private, Capt. Timothy Eaton's co., Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Ticonderoga 
in 1776, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Jan. 31, 1777; 310 miles travel allowed said 
Simpson. 

Simpson, Webster, York (also given Deerwando) . List of men mustered by 
Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master for York Co., dated Wells, March 12, 1777; 
Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; residence, 
Deerwando; enlistment, 3 years; reported received State bounty; also. Pri- 
vate, Capt. Fowle's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt.; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 18, 1780; residence, York. 

Simpson, William, Old York. Private, Capt. Samuel Darby's co.. Col. James 
Scamman's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 4, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos. 5 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract 
of pay to last of July, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Cambridge, Oct. 28, 1775. 

Simpson, William, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Adam Martin's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Learned's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted Ajn-il 27, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Simpson, William, Sutton. Private, Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; service from May 13, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 
1, 177(), 5 mos. 19 days ; roll dated Camp at Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
roll for Nov., 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, including travel (75 miles) home ; also, 
list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, INIuster Master for Worcester Co. ; 



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Simpson, William, continued. 

Capt. Blancbard's co., Col. "Wesson's regt. ; mustered May 21, 1777; term, 
8 months. 

Sims, Benjamin. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Job Cook's (16th) co.. Col. Hathaway's (2d 
Bristol Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 4 [1780]; discharged Aug. 8 [1780]; 
service, 5 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Dartmouth. 

Sims, James, Salem. Matross, Capt. Thomas Waite Foster's co.. Col. Richard Grid- 
ley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 19, 1775; 
service, 2 mos. 18 days. 

Sims, James. Private, Capt. Enos Parker's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards ; 
enlisted July 3, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 6 mos.; regiment de- 
tached from Berkshire Co. militia to guard stores at Springfield for 6 months 
from July 1, 1778. 

Sims, John, Lanesborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. David Wheeler's (Lanesborough) co. ; residence, Lanesborough ; 
engaged for town of Lanesborough ; joined Capt. Warren's co., Col. Baley's 
regt. ; term, during war; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and 
June 1, 1778, by Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. 
Warren's co.. Col. Bailey's regt. 

Sims, John, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's (Waltham) co. of militia, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Lexington ; ser- 
vice, 3 days ; company called out by Col. Thomas Gardner and served as guards 
until Saturday, the fourth day after the fight at Concord. 

Sims, Joseph. List of oflicers and crew of the brigantine "Griffin," commanded 
by Capt. Gideon Henfield, sworn to May 23, 1780 ; said Sims rated 1 share. 

Sims, Stephen, Billerica. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Tay's co., Lieut. Col. Webb's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 18, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 22 
days, including 11 days (212 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Suffolk and 
Middlesex covmties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Sims [ ? ], Thomas, Sudbury. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed 
" 1776 ; " said Sims reported as at White Plains and tit for duty ; also reported 
as having lost articles in battle ; comi>any probably belonged to Col. Eleazer 
Brooks's regt. 

Sims, William. List of men belonging to Col. Baldwin's regt. who were not in the 
Continental service but wlio were enlisted for the year 1776 by Capt. Mighill 
and his subalterns, dated New York; enlisted Dec. 26, 1775; also, Capt. 
Thomas Mighill's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's regt. ; pay abstract for Dec, 
1775; enlisted Dec. 26, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Mighill's co., Col. Baldwm's 
(26th) regt. ; abstract for advance pay for Jan., 1776, etc. ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. -May, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract 
for June, 1776, dated New York ; also, list of men belonging to the 26th regt. 
who agreed to tany 6 weeks from the la.st of Dec, 1776, as returned by Col. 
Baldwin, dated Trenton, Jan. 1, 1777. 

SiMSON, Adam, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Joshua French's co., Lieut. Col. 
Enoch Putnam's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 25, 1781 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 28 days, near West Point, including 13 days (260 miles) travel 
home; regiment raised in Essex ^nd Plymouth coimties to reinforce Continen- 
tal Army for 3 months. 

SiMSON, Barney, Scarborough. List of men raised by the town of Amesbury to 
serve in the Continental Army, as returned by the Selectmen, dated Ames- 
bury, April 18, 1778 ; residence, Scarborough ; joined Capt. Lemuel Trescott's 
CO., Col. Hanley's (Henley's) regt.; term, 3 years. 



260 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiMSON, Benjamin, Groton. Capt. Henry Haskell's co., Col. Prescott's regt. ; pay 
abstract for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Camp at Cambridge, 
Jan. 13, 1776 ; mileage for 70 miles allowed said Simson. 

SiMSON, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Edward Grow's co. ; service from Nov. 1, 1775, 
to Dec. 31, 1775, 2 mos. 5 days ; reported enlisted June 10, 1775 ; company raised 
in York for defence of seacoast. 

Simson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbord's co. ; enlisted Jan. 17, 1776; 
service to May 31, 1776, 4 mos. 15 days ; comjiany stationed at Kittery Pomt 
and Old York for defence of seacoast. 

Simson, Francis. List of United States pensioners made up to Dec. 31, 1787, as 
returned by John Lucas, Commissary of Pensions ; regt. of invalids ; disabled 
by the loss of his arm; pensioned Sept. 1, 1782; reported died Dec. 2, 1785. 

Simson, Henry. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbord's co. ; enlisted Sept. 1, 1776; ser- 
vice to Nov. 13, 1776, 2 mos. 13 days ; company stationed at Kittery Point and 
Old York for defence of seacoast. 

Simson, John, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Joshua French's co., Lieiit. Col. Enoch 
Putnam's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 25, 1781 ; service, 3 
mos. 28 days, near West Point, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home; 
regiment raised in Essex and Plymouth coimties to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. 

Simson, John, Vassalborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt., dated Gardnerstown, 
Feb. 2, 1778 ; residence, Vassalborough ; engaged for town of Vassalborough ; 
term, 3 years. 

Simson, John. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; 
enlisted July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island; company dis- 
charged at East Greenwich ; regiment raised in Essex and Y'^ork comities ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 17, 
Sept. 24, Oct. 14, Nov. 6, and Nov. 14, 1778 ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Simson, John. Private, Capt. Timothy Heald's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; 
entered service July 25, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 25, 1779 ; service 2 mos. 1 day, 
on Penobscot expedition. 

Simson, Pelatiah. Private, Capt. Edward Grow's co. ; service from Nov. 1, 1775, 
to Dec. 31, 1775, 2 mos. 5 days ; reported enlisted July 10, 1775 ; company raised 
in York for defence of seacoast. 

Simson, Richard, Gloucester. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel Warner's co.. Col. Moses 
Little's (17th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; enlisted May 3, 
1775 ; age, 22 yrs. 

Simson, Samuel. Private, Capt. Samuel Gregg's co., Col. James Cargill's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 25, 1775; discharged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 4 mos., 2 weeks, 
3 days; company raised in St. Georges, Waldoborough, and Camden, Lincoln 
Co., and stationed there for defence of seacoast. 

Simson, Simeon. 5th co. ; entry dated Dec. 30, 1783, of an order for wages for May- 
Dec, [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on accoiint of 

wages, etc. 

Simson, Webster, Massabesic. Private, Capt. Peter Page's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 17, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also, (late) Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co.. Col. Edward Wiggles- 
worth's regt.; return of men who were in service Aug. 15, 1777; also, Capt. 
Joseph McNall's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; return [year not 
given] ; residence, Massabesic ; engaged for town of Massabesic ; mustered by 



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SiJisox, "Webster, continued. 

Esq. Wells; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Camp 
Valley Forge ; rejiorted on fatigue duty ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for 
Oct., 1778 ; also, Capt. Peter Page's co.. Col. Wiggleswortli's regt. ; muster roll 
for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Feb. 17, 1777; enlist- 
ment, 3 years. 

SiMsoN, William, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Timothy Parker's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 6 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also. Private, Capt. Adam 
Martin's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from March 10, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; return 
dated Feb. 3, 1778 ; residence, Sturbridge ; enlisted for town of Sturbridge ; 
mustered by Worcester Co. Muster Master ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn to at Camp 
near Half Moon ; enlisted March 10, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on 
command at Albany; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll sworn to at Camp 
near the " Gulph," Dec. 18, 1777 ; rei)orted sick at Reading ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; also. Major's 
CO., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; Contmental Ai-my pay accounts for service from Jan. 
1, 1780, to March 10, 1780. 

SiMsoN, WILLLA.M, Suttoii. Private, Capt. Samuel Sibley's co., which marched 
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, as far as Braintree; 
service, 7 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; company receipt for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Point Shirley, 
Jimel3, 1776 ; also. Private, Capt. John Blanchard's co., Col. James Wesson's 
regt. ; company return [year not given] ; enlistment, 8 months. 

SiMSON, William. Private, Capt. Daniel Grout's co., [Lieut. Col.] Enoch Hallet's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1780; discharged Oct. -, 1780; service, 2 mos. 8 days; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

SiMSON, Zebi'h. Capt. Esaias Preble's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards sta- 
tioned at Winter Hill; marched from home March 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 7 
days, mcluding travel (80 miles) home; company detached from militia to serve 
from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778. 

SiNCKLER, John, Brookline. Private, 2d co.. Col. James Wesson's regt. ; Contmen- 
tal Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, 
Brookline; credited to town of Brookline; also, Capt. Amos Cogswell's co.. 
Col. Wesson's regt.; return dated Jan. 25, 1778; mustered by Col. Barber, 
State Muster Master; term, during war. 

Sinclair, . [This name also appears under the fomn of Saintclair, Sinckler, Sin- 

clar, Sinclare, Sincle, Sinclear, Sincler, Sincley, Sinkler, St. Clair, St. Claire, 
Sjaicler, Synkler.] 

Sinclair, Edward. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of vohmteers; service from 
July 28, 1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 

Sinclair, Francis, Taunton. Private, Capt. John Shaw's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Oct. 1, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 2 mos. 
13 days ; regiment stationed at Cambi'idge ; also, descriptive list of men raised 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve 
of June 9, 1779, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. 
James Tisdale, at Springfield, Aug. 23, 1779; Capt. Dean's co.. Col. Mitchel's 
regt. ; age, 23 yi-s. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of 
Taunton ; also, receipt dated Taunton, Feb. 19, 1781, for bounty paid said Sin- 
clair by Jonathan Ingell, on behalf of the town of Taunton, to serve in the Con- 
tinental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, list of men raised in Bristol Co. to 



262 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sinclair, Francis, continued. 

serve in the Contineutal Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as attested 
by James Williams, SuperLutendent for said county, dated Taunton ; also, de- 
scriptive list of men returned as received of James Williams, Superintendent 
for Bristol Co., by Joshua Wilbore, at Taimton, March 21, 1781, to be conducted 
to Springfield and delivered to Col. Shepard; 1st co., 3d regt. ; age, 24 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown ; eyes, blue ; occupation, 
laborer ; residence, Taunton ; term, 3 years. 

Sinclair, John, Salem. Carpenter, brig "Union" (privateer), commanded by 
Capt. Jonathan Gardner ; descriptive list of ofl&cers and crew, sworn to Nov. 
3, 1780 ; age, 24 yrs ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, brown ; residence, Salem. 

Sinclair, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 16, 1777; Capt. Sumner's co.. Col. Greaton's 
regt. 

Sinclair, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Junius Brutus," 
commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, Jmie 15, 1780; age, 24 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, light ; reported a foreigner. 

Sinclair, John. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. 
William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned by Lieut. Caleb Craft; 
engaged for town of Brooklme; joined Capt. Cogswell's co.. Col. Wesson's 
regt.; term, 3 years or during war; reported a foreigner; also, list of men 
mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, 
March 2, 1777; Capt. Amos Cogswell's co.. Col. Wesson's regt.; also, list of 
deserters from 9th Mass. regt. subsequent to Jan. 1, 1780, dated West Point, 
Dec. 24, 1780. 

Sinclair, Robert, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Barnes's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Ward's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Sinclair, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, schooner " Bunker Hill " (privateer) ; petition 
dated Boston, May 4, 1778, signed by John Lowell, of Boston, askmg that Isaac 
Cobb be commissioned as commander of said vessel; ordered in Council May 
4, 1778, that a commission be issued. 

Sinclair, Samuel. Pilot, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John 
Cathcart; engaged Jmie 24, 1779; discharged Sept. 6, 1779; service, 2 mos. 14 
days. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Sinclair, William. Private, Capt. Elias Parkman's detachment; enlisted July 
2, 1778; discharged July 17, 1778; service, 15 days; detachment drafted to 
serve as guards; also, pay roll for same service, dated Boston. 

SiNCLAR, Francis. Company receipt for equij^ments, given to Capt. James Tis- 
dale, dated Aug. 23, 1779. 

SiNCLARE, John. Private, Capt. William Watson's co.. Col. James Wesson's (9th) 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Oct. 2, 
1780 ; reported deserted Oct. 2, 1780. 

SiNCLE, John. Order on Benjamin Haywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., payable to 
Joshua Clap, dated Peekskill, Jan. 10, 1777, signed by said Smcle, for wages 
due him. 

SiNCLEAR, Francis. Major's co.. Col. Wesson's (9th) regt.; entered service Aug. 
23, 1779 ; discharged Aug. [ ? ] 23, 1780 ; term, 9 months ; reported mustered 
July 22, 1780. 

Sincler, Robert, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Bams's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 
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SiNCLEY, John. Private, 2d co., Col. Gideon Bui-t's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; entered 
service June 12, and Jmie 16, 1782 ; .service, i days ; company marched to re- 
take Samuel Ely who was rescued from Springfield jail Jime 12, 1782, and to 
oppose the rioters who assembled at Northampton June 16, 1782. 

SiKE, Peter, Marhlehead. Private, Capt. John Merritt's (7th) co., Col. John 
Glover's (21st) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 30, 1775; 
service, 2 mos. 6 days ; company marched to Cambridge ; also, company return 
[probably Oct., 1775]; a^so, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Camp Cambridge, Dec. 29, 1775, 

Sine, Peter. Sailor, ship" Eagle," commanded by Capt. William Groves ; descrip- 
tive list of officers and crew, sworn to June 17, 1780; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; com- 
plexion, dark. 

SiNEBROSs, GeorCxE. Sailmaker's Yeoman, ship "Vengeance," commanded by Capt. 
Thomas Thomas; engaged June 27, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service, 
2 mos., on Penobscot expedition; vessel reported lost. Roll sworn to in 
Suffolk Co. 

SiNECROSS, . [This name also appears imder the form of Signcross, Sinebross, 

Sinescross.] 

SiNECROss, George, Marhlehead. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Francis Symonds's co., Col. 
John Glover's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 24, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. 15 days. 

SiNENTON, "Walter. Private, Capt. Clark's co., Col. Tupper's regt.; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, 1780 ; reported discharged. 

SiNERTON, Samuel, New Braintree. Private, Capt. Edmund Hodges's co., Col. Job 
Cushmg's regt.; enlisted July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; service, 1 
mo. 7 days, at the Northward, including 4 days (90 miles) travel home. 

Sinescross, George, Marhlehead. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Francis Symonds's (9th) 
CO., Col. John Glover's (21st) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

SiNEY, Abraham, Boston. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 
1780, of officers and men belongmg to Col. Lee"s, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jack- 
son's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's 
regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry 
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank, Private; resi- 
dence, Boston; enlisted Nov. 28, 1777; said Siney reported as among men be- 
longing to Col. William R. Lee's regt. who had been discharged from the rolls 
prior to above arrangement; reported deserted May 1, 1778. [See Abraham 
Leiny and Abraham Seney.] 

Sing, Abraham. Landsman, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John Paul 
Jones ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the .ship " Alexander " 
captured Sept. 20, 1776. 

Singer, David, Framingham. Private, Capt. Simon Edgel's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; 
service, 17 days. 

Singer, George, Gloucester. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship 
"America," commanded by Capt. John Somes, sworn to in Suffolk Co., June 
8, 1780 ; age, 14 yrs. ; stature, 4 ft. 4 in. ; residence, Gloucester. 

Singer, John, " Penwell, Berkshire Co." List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 
1777, and Jime 1, 1778, by Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; 
term, 3 years or during war; reported received State bounty; also, list of 
deserters from Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt., dated Camp Highlands, N. Y., 
July 13, 1780; residence, "Penwell, Berkshire Co." 



264 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

SiNGLETARY, Amos. List of members of committees appointed to raise men for New 
York and Canada, sliowing nmnber of commissions delivered them [year not 
given] ; said Singletary reported as belonging to committee for Worcester Co. 

SiNGLETARY, DANIEL, Hopklnton. Private, Capt. John Homes's (Hopkinton) co. 
of militia. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., whicli marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Roxbiiry ; service, 3 days. 

Singletary, Ebbnezek, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. John Homes's (Hopkinton) 
CO. of militia. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 3 days. 

Singleton, "William, North Yarmouth. Mariner, schooner "Resolution," com- 
manded by Capt. Samuel Trusk ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to 
in Suffolk Co., Oct. 11, 1780; age, 26 yrs. 6 mos. ; stature, 5 ft. 7^ in.; com- 
plexion, dark ; residence. North Yarmouth. 

Sink, John Frederick. Blacksmith ; return for rations allowed in Quartermaster 
General's dei^artment, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781. 

SiNKiNS, George. Master, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John Peck 
Rathburn ; list •of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the schooner 
" Loyalty" and Wreck [year not given]. 

Sinn, Joseph, Westfield. Private, Capt. Warham Parks's co.. Col. Danielson's 
regt.; company return dated Roxbury [probably Oct., 1775]; reported "De- 
tachd to Quebeck." 

Sinkler, Adoniram. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co., Maj. Lithgow's de- 
tachment; enlisted Sept. 15, 1779; discharged Nov. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 
(also given 1 mo. 18) days, near Penobscot. 

Sinkler, John, Salisbury. Private, Capt. Joshua French's co., Col. Edward Wig- 
glesworth's regt. ; jiay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany home ; 
245 miles travel allowed said Sinkler ; warrant allowed in Council Jan. 30, 1777. 

Sinkler, John. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., signed 
by said Sinkler and others belonging to Capt. Barns's co., for wages for Sept., 
1776. 

Sinnet, James. Corporal, Capt. William Cannon's detachment, Col. John Mosley's 
regt. ; service, 28 days ; mileage out and home (320 miles) allowed ; detach- 
ment inarched to Ticonderoga Oct. 21, 1776, imder command of Lieut. Col. 
Timothy Robinson to remforce Continental Army. 

Sinnet, William. Boy, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John Peck 
Rathburn ; list of men entitled to prize shares in the schooner " Loyalty " and 
Wreck [year not given]. 

Sinnex, . [This name also appears under the form of Sinnix, Sunax, Synex, 

Synnex.] 

SiNNEX, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) battalion. 

SiNNEX, James. Private, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John Paul 
Jones ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship " Alexander " 
captured Sept 20, 1777 [6] ; also, M.arine, ship " Alfred," commanded by Capt. 
John Paul Jones ; ILst of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship 
" Mellish " and brig " Active " [year not given]. 

SiNNix, James. Matross, Capt. Nathaniel Donnell's co., Col. John Crane's (3d Ar- 
tillery) regt. ; return dated West Point, Jan. 9, 1781 ; enlisted Jan. -, 1777, by 
Lieut. McLane; enlistment, during war; also, muster rolls for Feb., March, 
and April, 1781, dated West Point. 



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IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 265 

SiNNix, "William, Boston. Bombardier, Capt. Stephen Buckland's co.. Col. John 
Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; residence, Boston ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of 
men who were in service prior to Aug. 1, 1777, and who had not been absent 
subsequently except by leave of proper authority, certilied at Par}i of Artillery 
near Morristown, Jan. 28, 1780; also, Capt. Samuel Shaw's co., 3d Artillery 
regt. ; return made by order of Gen. Heath, dated West Point, Jan. 9, 1781 ; 
engaged Jan. 7, 1777, by Lieut. IngersoU ; term, during war ; also, Capt. Shaw's 
CO., Col. Crane's (3d Artillery) regt.; muster rolls for Feb. and IMarch, 1781, 
dated West Point ; reported on command with Gen. Knox; aZso, muster roll 
for April, 1781, dated North Redoubt; rej)orted on command with Gen. Knox. 

SiNNOTT, Thomas, Pepperellborough. Capt. John Wentworth's co., Col. Aaron 
Willard's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from home to Ben- 
nington, dated Boston, Jan. 6, 1777; 312 miles travel allowed said Sinnott. 
[See Thomas Kennitt.] 

Sinnott, Thomas. Return of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master 
for York Co., dated Wells, June 7, 1777; said Sinnott appears among men 
drafted or hired to serve in the Continental Army until Jan. 10 [year not given], 
to the credit of the town of Biddeford ; joined Capt. Jeremiah Hill's co., in a 
regiment formerly commanded by Brig. Patterson. 

SiNTiCH, Joseph, Williamstown. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

SiN-UTT, John, Cape Aim. Certificate dated Boston, Aug. 3, 1780, signed by said 
Sin-utt and others, returned prisoners, certifying that they had been kindly 
treated by the residents of Cape Fourchu, N. S., and particularly by Waitstill 
Lewis, who had conveyed them to Massachusetts without charge, and request- 
ing that this service be properly recognized. 

SiPEO, . Capt. Richard Dodge's co., Lieut. Col. Baldwin's (.38th) regt. ; order 

for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Chelsea, Dec. 27, 1775; also. Private, 
Capt. Richard Dodge's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; pay abstracts 
for jNIarch and Jmie, 1770 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel 
allowance, etc., on return home at close of campaign in 1776 ; no travel allowed 
said Sipeo ; reported a negro. 

SiPio, . Matross, Capt. Jonathan W. Edes's (4th) co., Col. Thomas Crafts's 

(Artillery) regt. ; enlisted June 20, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 41 days; re- 
ported a negro. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

SiPPETT, Israel. Seaman, sloop "Machias Liberty," commanded by Capt. Jere- 
miah Obrien; engaged July 8, 1776; discharged Sept. 26, 1776; service, 2 mos. 
18 days. 

SiBiCKLiN, James. Private, Capt. Caleb Keep's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at 
Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein- 
force Continental Army for 3 months. 

SiscHO, Francis, Westfield. Private, Capt. Leamed'sco., Col. William Sheppard's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 19, 1777, to Nov. 7, 
1777; reported deceased; also, Capt. Job Alvord's co., Col. Shepard's (3d) 
■y regt. ; return of men who were in service Aug. 15, 1777; reported died Nov. 7, 

. 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 31, 1778 ; residence, Westfield ; 

enlisted for town of Westfield ; mustered by State and Continental Muster 
Masters. 

Sisco, . [This name also appears under the form of Scisco, Sischo, Siscoo.] 



2GG MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Sisco, Francis. Descriptive list of men raised agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, 
/ returned as received by John Burt, at Taunton, April 18, 1781, to be conducted 

to Springfield and delivered to Col. Shepard ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; com- 
plexion, black; occupation, laborer; engaged for town of Taunton; term, 3 
years. 

SiscoMB, Francis. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 25, 1777 ; Capt. Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt. 

Siscoo, Francis. List of men raised in Bristol Co. to serve in the Continental 
^ Amiy, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as attested by James Williams, 

Superintendent for said comity, dated Taunton, June 20, 1781 ; engaged for 
town of Tamiton. 

SisoN, Richard. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted 
Dec. 20, 1776; discharged Dec. 23, 1776; .service, 4 days, on an alarm at Bris- 
tol, R. I. Roll sworn to at Swanzey. 

SissELL, Peleg, East Hoosuck. Return of men drafted from Berkshire Co. militia 
to march to Horse Neck under command of Col. Benjamin Simonds [year not 
given], but who failed to join regiment; reported drafted from town of East 
Hoosuck ; drafted into Capt. Stratton's co. 

SissoN, . [This name also appears under the form of Sison.] 

SissoN, George. Sergeant, Capt. Robert Earl's (Dartmouth) co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from July 29, 1778, to Sept. 11, 1778, 1 mo. 14 days, at 
Rhode Island. 

SissoN, George. Sergeant, Capt. Edward Slocum's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Green- 
wich; enlisted April 10, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also, Capt. E. Lewis's (3d) 
CO., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster rolls for 
Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Newport. 

SissoN, Jack. Private, Capt. John S. Dexter's (4th) co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Green- 
wich ; enlisted March 16, 1778 ; enlistment, during war. 

Sisten, Abraham. Private, Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; enlisted June 6, 1776, 4 days preceding march; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 
4 mos. 25 days. Rolls dated Camp at Hull. 

SiSTONN, . [This name also appears under the form of Cisten, Sestem, Sisten.] 

SiSTONN, Abraham. Order on Deacon Jeffers, Paymaster to the Colony troops, 
payable to Col. Ephraim Jackson, dated Camp at Hull, July 10, 1776, signed 
by said Sistonn and others belonging to Capt. Abishai Brown's co., Col. Whit- 
ney's regt., for advance pay, travel allowance, etc. 

SiTEA, John, Boston. Private, Capt. Hunt's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accoimts for service from Nov. 20, 1777, to May 10, 1779 ; 
residence, Boston; reported deserted; also, Lieut. Thomas Lamb's co.. Col. 
Jackson's regt.; pay roll for Feb., 1778, dated "Gulph; " also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay rolls for June, July, and Aug., 1778, dated Providence; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay rolls for Sept. and Nov., 1778, and March, 1779, dated Paw- 
tuxet; also, Capt. Thomas Hunt's (8th) co.,Col. Jackson's regt. ; muster roll 
for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; enlisted Nov. 20, 1777; enlistment, during 
war ; also, return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers 
and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and 
men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were 
incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, 
agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779 ; Capt. Himt's co. ; rank, Pri- 



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SiTEA, John, continued. 

vate; residence, Boston; engaged Nov. 20, 1777; term, during war; reported 
deserted May 10, 1779. 

SiTSON, London. Capt. Charles Furbush's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

SiVERENCE, Martin. 3d Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Pomroy's detachment from Gen. 
Danielson's (Hampshire Co.) brigade; entered service July 1, 1778; service 
to Oct. 31, 1778, under Gen. Stark in Northern department. 

SiVERY, Clement. " Man," ship " Franklin," commanded by Capt. John Turner; 
descriptive list of oificers and ci-ew, dated Salem, Dec. 2, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; 
complexion, light; birthplace, Marblehead; cruise reported to have begun 
Aug. 8, 1780. 

SiVERY, David, Warwick. Private, Capt. Ichabod Dexter's co.. Col. B. Ruggles 
Woodbridge's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 25, 1775; 
service, 2 mos. 11 days. 

SiVERY, Jonathan, "Warwick. Private, Capt. Ichabod Dexter's co., Col. B. Buggies 
Woodbridge's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 7 days. 

SiviTT, " Teaboury." List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army [year 
not given] ; engaged for town of Marslitield ; reported as belonging to France. 
[See " — boury " Sivitte and Jean Louis Suittee.] 

SiviTTE, " — BOURY." Retum of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt., as returned agreeable to order of 
Council of Nov. 7, 1777; Capt. Langdon's co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; engaged 
for town of Marshfield; term, during war; reported as belonging to France. 
[See " Teaboury " Sivitt and Jean Louis Suittee.] 

SiZER, Jabez, Middletown. Capt. James Horton's co. , commanded by Capt. Stephen 
Osboni from May 1, 1778, to May 31, 1779, Col. Baldwin's regt. of artificers; 
copy of a comjjany return dated July 20, 1780; term, during war; company 
reported as belonging to Connecticut. 

Skanning, David. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Thorp's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -May, 1781, dated "West Point. 

Skeals, David, Lanesborough. Corporal, Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Patterson's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
entered service April 22, 177